The Hydropower Industry requires corrosion-resistant, lubrication-free and high abrasion resistance materials. The components have to withstand high specific loads and long idle times under static load and low sliding speed.
GGB-CBM® Slide Bearings & Elements offer various advantages for:
- Wicket Gates (Upper, Intermediate, and Lower)
- Linkages (Upper, Intermediate, and Lower)
- Operating Ring Sliding Segments
GGB Solutions - Your Advantages:
- Flexible wall thicknesses
- Flexible diameters and lengths
- High wear resistance
- High load capacity
- Suitable for dry operation
GGB-CBM® is a proven lead-free material for turbine manufacturers. It's a thin walled bimetal bearing made by metallurgic powder. Different metallic backings are available: stainless steel, carbon steel or bronze. GGB-CBM®'s self-lubricating and maintenance-free properties, as well as it's excellent corrosion resistance, ensure smooth operation under harsh operating conditions.
Cylindrical bearings can be produced with an inner diameter up to 600mm and a length of 200mm. In small turbines, the size of the blank allows radial segments to be replaced by a large GGB-CBM® bearing.
Learn more about GGB's Solutions for Hydropower Applications
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