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.
High operating safety
Avoiding a slip-stick effect
Typical areas of application
Onshore wind turbines
Offshore wind turbines
Small wind turbines
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)
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 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)
Deflection rollers made of our high-performance plastic Optamid® (PA 6G) have already been used successfully in cable lifts having traction sheaves for more than 45 years. Optamid® deflection rollers are always coloured yellow, provided with quality bearings and are quick and easy to install. Our services also include a computation of the load and bearing life.
The use of Optamid® deflection rollers in cable lifts has been approved by leading global testing authorities and our deflection rollers have approvals and certificates for global use.
Optamid® deflection rollers are available in roller diameter sizes of 65mm to 650mm and widths from 40mm to 178mm. This permits the use in MRL lifts, standard lifts and even heavy-duty systems and special systems. Of course, we also manufacture deflection rollers made of Optamid® having other dimensions according to customer requirements.
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:
Outer influences such as UV radiation and weather
Contact with lubricants and corrosive salt water
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.