Tim Schroeder’s Conical Sliding Bearing "FlexPad" Awarded With Wind Power Monthly's Gold Medal "Best Drivetrain 2019"

  Patented conical sliding bearing in operation Copyright: © MSE, CWD  

As part of WEA-GLiTS, a project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a novel bearing concept based on segmented sliding bearings called FlexPad has been developed and tested at the CWD to serve as the main bearing in wind turbines. The concept's conical slidind surfaces - its defining feature - allows for bending moments to be carried alongside radial and axial forces.

Congratulations on this award-winning research!

  FlexPad: Conical Sliding Bearing Copyright: © MSE, CWD FlexPad: Conical Sliding Bearing