Wind turbine greasing

For a wind farm, only the best lubrication system is good enough. Lubrication must be effective and consistent to ensure that the wind turbine does not go into safety mode: this can be very costly. Our BEKAWIND systems meet these extensive demands and are customized with all the necessary components for the successful greasing of wind turbines.

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In a wind turbine the yaw bearing, generator, pitch bearing raceways, open gears and main bearing have to be lubricated automatically.

A BEKAWIND central lubrication system continuously supplies fresh lubricant to the connected lubrication points. The right quantity to the right time. Especially for hardly accessible plants - like in offshore use - a steady and reliable lubricant supply can only be realized with an automatic lubrication system.

Save time and money on lubrication related failures and repair
Improved productivity
Grease spreads better across the surface because lubrication takes place while the moving parts are in operation

 

Recommended systems

Like the name indicates, the BEKAWIND range of products is especially designed and engineered for use in wind turbines. Under the BEKAWIND brand we offer the following automatic lubrication systems. Click on of the product images below to visit the BEKAWIND product page to learn more.

  • BEKAWIND FKGGM-EP

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    • Electric piston pump with level switch and agitator.
    • Pump element with desmodromic actuation for reliable performance.
    • Progressive distributor system for high operational reliability even with long lines and low temperatures.
  • BEKAWIND FKGGM-EPR

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    • Electric piston pump with follower piston for the installation in the rotor hub.
    • Pump element with desmodromic actuation for reliable performance.
    • Progressive distributor system for high operational reliability even with long lines and low temperatures.
  • BEKAWIND GIGA

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    • Electric piston pump with level switch and agitator.
    • Also available with a follower piston for the installation in the rotor hub.
    • Pump element with desmodromic actuation for reliable performance.
    • Single-line distributor with piston control without rubber parts and with high reset force of the metering piston - high permissible system pressure and high operational reliability even with long lines and at low temperatures.

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  • What is lubrication?

    The application of a film of grease between moving parts in a machine or vehicle. The film of grease prevents any metallic contact between moving parts, like pins and bushings, bearings and steering knuckles. It also stops dirt, water and dust entering the lubrication point and prevents corrosion. Inadequate lubrication causes wear and tear, machine and vehicle failure and increases costs.

  • What is grease?

    Grease is a thickened oil and always consists of two different components: oil and a thickener. The oil is the actual lubricant, while the thickener ensures that the oil remains in place.

  • What does automatic lubrication involve?

    Automatic lubrication involves pumping the grease from the reservoir of the lubrication system to the lubrication points. The quantity of grease per lubrication point and the interval can both be set in advance.

  • Which types of automatic lubrication systems are there?

    Progressive systems. All lubrication points are consecutively lubricated with the predetermined amount of grease. Parallel systems. All lubrication points are administered the predetermined amount of grease at the same time.

  • For which situations is an automatic lubrication system suitable?

    For all situations in which moving parts need to be separated from each other by means of a film of grease. Groeneveld lubrication systems are most frequently used for wheel loaders, excavators, trucks, trailers, buses, port equipment, mining machines, forestry equipment and agricultural equipment.

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