How to Improve Bearing Life with Timken TDI Mainshaft Roller Bearings

Roller Bearings
6/22/16

Long bearing life is essential to the performance and long-term cost-effectiveness of equipment. This statement is especially true in the case of wind turbines. With constant, repetitive motion inherent to the application, extending bearing life has a direct correlation to decreasing maintenance frequency and, as a result, reducing costs. To assist in this endeavor, one of the manufacturers that Bearing Service works with, Timken, has developed new bearings that reduce axial thrust into the gearbox by 67%, resulting in a marked improvement in component life. Additionally, the TDI Roller Bearings offer a number of additional benefits…

Easy installation

When installing a TDI bearing to replace a mainshaft bearing, the existing OE housing can be used. Because of this, you cut costs on both components and labor, making Timkin’s new roller bearings an extremely cost-effective solution.

Less wear and debris

Using preloaded TDI bearings drastically reduces smearing and skidding damage which, in turn, reduces wear and tear. As a result, these new bearings help you ensure that your equipment enjoys a long – and uninterrupted – lifespan.

Increased system rigidity

By increasing system rigidity and decreasing axial thrust into the gearbox load, Timkin’s TDI Roller Bearings significantly reduce wear and increase the life of your equipment’s gearbox component.

At Bearing Service, we strive to work with the industry’s best manufacturers. Whether it’s SKF, Loctite, Tsubaki or Timken, we are always on the lookout for innovative – and effective – new technologies to carry. With the addition of Timken’s new roller bearings, we can now offer one more way for our customers to improve their bearing life and, more importantly, increase their profit margins. If you’ve been looking for a way to reduce wear on your equipment’s components, contact us today to discuss how we can help!

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