IMO Presents a New Pitch Bearing at WindEnergy Hamburg
T-Solid 4IPC – a breakthrough 3-row roller blade bearing for low wind site & offshore turbines
IMO introduces at WindEnergy Hamburg a new pitch bearing focused at the latest 3–4MW low-wind onshore turbines and offshore turbines in the 6 – 8MW class, increasingly incorporating individual pitch control (IPC) for structural load reduction.
The ‘T-Solid 4IPC’ bearing builds technologically on the design principles of IMO’s innovative T-Solid ball-type pitch bearing introduced already in 2012. With IPC operation, characterized by much increased pitching actions, the new T-Solid 4IPC offers a matching extension of bearing life.
Scaled models of T-Solid 4IPC will be displayed at IMO`s booth. Company experts are at all exhibition days available to explain visitors on the combined technical and commercial benefits of T-Solid 4IPC further including lower ring stresses for higher reliability, and ultimately a considerable reduction in LCOE.
The IMO Group was founded 1988 and has more than 25 years experience in designing, manufacturing and supplying Slewing Rings and self-contained Slew Drives. The company is headquartered near Nuremberg in Gremsdorf, Germany. IMO has partners worldwide, a subsidiary in North Charleston, US and a representative office in Beijing. Currently worldwide more than 500 employees work for IMO.
IMO ball- and roller Slewing Rings are designed, manufactured and distributed worldwide in diameters ranging from 100 mm to 6,000 mm in a wide variety. They are used for various applications, including construction machinery, tunneling & mining, ship building, conveyor & transportation systems and medical technology. Additionally, IMO is a leading supplier of blade, yaw and main bearings for on- and offshore wind turbines, and even provides blade bearings for a tidal stream system.
IMO Slew Drives consist of a ball or roller Slewing Ring, a drive train, and a completely enclosed and sealed housing. They are used for steering equipment such as gantry cranes and heavy-duty transporters, man-lift platforms, turntables, agriculture & forestry and many more.
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