Boston Bearing has been an energy industry partner since its founding. Our comprehensive, state-of-the-art bearing product line is ideally suited for the wind turbine market. Boston Bearings brings decades of engineering expertise focused exclusively on the highest-performance ball and roller bearing design and bearing assemblies. We’ve achieved a reputation for helping manufacturers maximize output efficiencies by tailoring the bearing design to the unique functional needs of the machine. The push toward coastal wind farms will present challenges different from land based turbines. Our experience with largescale bearings operating in marine environments can be a valuable asset in your design.
Environmental considerations, component lifetime targets, manufacturing limitations, materials choices, speed objectives, lubrication options and mounting all influence the success of a bearing design. At Boston Bearings, we’ve tackled every conceivable engineering obstacle a Wind Turbine encounters. Talk to us and see for yourself why Boston Bearings has been a trusted bearing supplier for other industries that think big—really big
Wind farm operators are finally enjoying a competitive (per KW) position compared to traditional fossil fuel generated electricity. This highly-competitive environment puts wind in a new position where continued cost reductions will only encourage adoption and development of wind by companies and nations. Boston bearings can help companies committed to wind get the most from their bearings. At any given time, our reconditioning division is busy inspecting, assessing and refurbishing bearings of all types to their originally installed condition. This can achieve a savings of as much as 65% compared to building a new bearing. This is especially true for large bearings.
Four-point contact ball bearings can carry considerable axial load in both directions in a very confined space. These bearings provide excellent cost efficiency.
This bearing category provides the highest possible load carrying capacity within an allotted volume. This translates to increased equipment reliability with lower installed weight. These bearings are ideally suited to critical applications where the weight must be lifted to considerable heights.
Radial ball bearings deliver ease of installation and are ideal for applications where equipment reliability is paramount and component availability is critical.