IMO recently introduced a new pitch bearing focused at the latest 3–4 MW low-wind onshore turbines and offshore turbines in the 6–8 MW class, increasingly incorporating individual pitch control (IPC) for structural load reduction.
The T-Solid 4IPC bearing builds technologically on the design principles of IMO’s innovative T-Solid ball-type pitch bearing introduced in 2012. With IPC operation, characterized by much increased pitching actions, the new T-Solid 4IPC offers a matching extension of bearing life.
Scaled models of T-Solid 4IPC were displayed at IMO`s booth during the WindEnergy Hamburg show. Company experts explained the combined technical and commercial benefits of T-Solid 4IPC further including lower ring stresses for higher reliability, and ultimately a considerable reduction in LCOE during the show.