Reduce turbine size and costs

As wind power is gaining momentum, turbine manufacturers are looking for ways to make production more efficient and less costly.

SKF engineer Matthias Hofmann offers a solution: the SKF Nautilus main shaft bearing. This innovation enables very compact nacelle designs with main gearboxes or directly-driven generators mounted close to the rotor hub.

The result is a drastic reduction in size, weight, maintenance and turbine costs. This is a great example of what we call Knowledge Engineering. And yet another way of how we apply our know-how by utilizing our wide range of products and services to help increase efficiency, save energy and reduce environmental impact.

SKF engineers tell how they develop industry-specific solutions

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