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GGB tribological coatings for reliable and quiet windmill operation

Wind Turbines

Tribology Turns the World Forward

Over the past decade, there have been significant advances in turbine technology, but many engineering challenges still remain. From offshore operations capable of producing 100+ megawatts to small, onshore wind farms—GGB’s surface solutions are engineered to enhance the safety, efficiency and dependability of wind turbines for better energy output.

GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion

 

Optimal Reliability, Performance and Safety

At GGB, we understand the many challenges wind turbine engineers are faced with—from logistics, high service and transport costs to harsh weather conditions, government regulations, and unreliable parts and designs due to immature technology. GGB can mitigate and solve these challenges with tribological solutions specifically designed to optimize turbine performance, durability and output.  
 

Applications

●    Onshore wind energy operations
●    Offshore wind farms

GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion

 

Extended service life Extended service life 

GGB bearing and polymer coatings solutions can be optimized to meet specific operating conditions and improve turbine performance, while extending the service life.

 

Corrosion resistance  Corrosion resistance 

Ideal surface solutions offer improved corrosion resistance for smooth operation in harsh weather conditions and offshore corrosive environments.

 

Low friction to improve overall system performance Dependable performance 

Superior wear-resistance with low friction and stiction enhance overall system performance.

Reliable Tribology for Wind Turbines 

GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion

Partner with our experienced application engineers early in the design process to maximize the energy output and system performance of your wind turbines. GGB’s high performance tribological solutions can operate with little or no additional lubrication. They’re also designed to meet ever-changing government regulations: our numerous RoHS compliant bearing and polymer coating solutions provide low friction, corrosion resistance, and are maintenance-free to significantly reduce system wear and increase component life cycle. GGB´s self-lubricating surface solutions offer low noise, squeak-free operation for yaw brakes, low friction and high crush resistance for rotor lock and pitch control applications. 
GGB´s environmental-friendly Fiber Reinforced Composite bushings as well as our advanced Metal-Polymer materials provide low-friction, maintenance-free operation and reduce significantly system wear and increase component life cycle. 

 

GGB tribological coatings and bearings solutions for wind turbines
Extended service life

Partner with our Application Engineers to reduce or eliminate maintenance levels and increase service life by optimizing contacting surfaced and pairing our TriboShield™ polymer coatings with either bearings or another GGB coating material to improve overall system performance. 

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