C&U Bearings for Wind Energy applications

C&U manufactures bearings for use in a wide range of wind energy applications. All our bearing are engineered for extreme reliability and optimum performance—essential in supporting the functioning of gears, generators, and blades in wind generation installations. They are manufactured to endure the variable loads, high torque, and high rotation speeds found in wind turbines.

Cylindrical roller bearings

Ideal for high speeds, high temperatures and high load capacity (primarily radial), C&U cylindrical roller bearings are engineered to minimize friction and increase performance and life cycle. They are available in a wide range of bearing tolerances, and are available in single or double row for use in a variety uses in the wind power industry.

Deep groove ball bearings

The streamlined design of C&U deep groove ball bearings enables them to withstand high bi-directional radial and axial loads as well as composite loads. This facilitates accurate high-speed operation and low-maintenance performance. These bearings also have other structures, including rubber seals, snap ring grooves, snap rings and filling slots. Shielded deep groove ball bearings can operate without re-lubrication and maintenance, which is ideal for wind turbines.

Double row angular contact bearings

Double row angular contact bearings support radial and bi-directional axial loads, though generally possess a lower load capacity than two single-row angular contact bearings. However, their operating life is longer, especially when used in axial load conditions. C&U double-row angular contact bearings are built for durability, optimized to reduce friction and increase tolerances, and are commonly utilized in various wind energy applications.

Mounted units and pillow blocks

Mounted units provide a stable housing for enclosed bearing installations. Pillow blocks are the most commonly used type of mounted unit, as they are made to support a rotating shaft with the mounting surface parallel to the shaft’s axis. C&U mounted bearing units are designed to be compact and extremely durable, making them a top choice for a variety of wind energy applications.

Hybrid ceramic ball bearings

C&U hybrid ceramic ball bearings are engineered to maximize the benefits of precision steel ring construction and light weight ceramic balls. HCBB have excellent electric insulation properties and provide high-speed capability and longer service life than all-steel bearings in most applications. In addition to resistance to electrical arcing these bearings provide low maintenance costs, extended grease life, increased service life and reduced wear from vibration and contamination.

Back to top