Custom Machined Seals suit wind turbine applications.

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Available in solid or split designs, Custom Machined Seals are engineered to facilitate up-tower installation, optimize protection against ingress of contaminants, and promote retention of lubricant. Sealing solutions include rubber reinforced radial shaft seals made from hydrogenated nitrile rubber or machined from polyurethane compound; polyurethane compound excluder seals; V-ring seals; hydraulic seals; and SKF Speedi-Sleeve to replace damaged shaft surfaces without power tools.



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SKF Introduces Capability to Manufacture Custom Machined Seals for OEM or Existing Wind Turbine Applications



SKF introduces the capability to manufacture custom machined seals for all wind turbine applications, whether to meet exacting OEM specifications or to fix and/or upgrade existing sealing systems.  A variety of proven seal designs and sizes, proprietary high-performance materials, and flexible manufacturing processes combine to deliver robust wind turbine sealing solutions tailored and delivered in short order.  SKF custom machined seals are ideally engineered to facilitate up-tower installation, optimize protection against the ingress of contaminants, promote retention of lubricant, and ultimately help boost turbine reliability, productivity, and energy efficiency.  Seals can be custom machined for main shafts, gearboxes, rotor bearings, yaw drives, pitch drives, and rotor brakes, among other critical applications.



SKF custom machined sealing solutions for the wind industry include rubber reinforced radial shaft seals made from hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) or machined from a proprietary polyurethane compound; advanced polyurethane compound excluder seals exhibiting excellent abrasion resistance and tear strength; V-ring seals (NBR, HNBR or polyurethane); SKF Speedi-Sleeve to replace damaged shaft surfaces without requiring power tools, heating, or changes in seal sizes; and hydraulic seals compatible with hydraulic fluids to meet the high power density demands of pitch and yaw drives and hydraulic brakes.



All SKF custom machined seals for the wind industry exhibit high form stability, can be developed in a wide range of sizes and dimensions, and can be configured either in solid or split designs (for easier handling and installation).



Contact

Bryan S. Uncapher

SKF USA Inc. 

Tel: +1-224-535-4007

Email: Bryan.S.Uncapher@skf.com 

Web: www.skfusa.com



SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2013 were SEK 63,597 million and the number of employees was 48,401. www.skf.com




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