Parts for tower and nacelle

As the machine centre, the nacelle is often considered the technical heart of a wind turbine. Carried by the tower, it contains many components from generator to gear that an operator must be able to rely on. Constructors therefore need reliable parts and materials for construction. We support you in this with our plastics. They convince, among others, with low weight at high strength, high corrosion resilience or good sliding properties. Thus, they offer benefits as compared to traditional materials, and help you construct reliable towers and nacelles.

Your advantages

  • High efficiency
  • High operating safety
  • Low-maintenance
  • Avoiding a slip-stick effect

Typical areas of application

  • Onshore wind turbines
  • Offshore wind turbines
  • Small wind turbines

Product examples

Sliding sheets in the Azimuth system

In the Azimuth system, sliding sheets made of SUSTARIN® C GLD 350 (POM) permit quick and precise alignment of the nacelle in the wind direction. Thanks to the self-lubricating properties, the nacelle moves quickly, evenly and with little energy expenditure. The slip-stick effect, a jerking and sliding, which may cause enormous noise development is prevented. More about SUSTARIN® C GLD 350 (POM)

Durostone® fasteners

With their high corrosion resistance and electrical properties, our Durostone® fastener offer a long service life, while their low density (between 1.9 and 2 g/cm³) makes it possible to save weight when building your nacelles. More about Durostone® fasteners

Labyrinth seals

Labyrinth seals of SUSTAMID 6G (PA 6G) for the rotor bearing are resilient against lubricants, provide high dimensions stability and thus permit reliable minimisation of the lubrication loss in the long term. More on SUSTAMID 6G (PA 6G)

Arrange technical advice

The performance and reliability of materials for the tower and nacelle are influenced by a variety of factors. These criteria need to be considered in order to make the right choice. Examples:

  • Mechanical stress
  • Thermal stress
  • Outer influences such as UV radiation and weather
  • Contact with lubricants and corrosive salt water
  • Sliding partner
  • Constructional requirements, dimensions and tolerances

We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials for your particular application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.

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