Wind energy

In the wind energy industry it is important to utilise reliable equipment and parts to ensure successful and profitable results. Acorn is a trustworthy single source that offers the industry products and services that will improve both efficiency and reliability.

The priorities of the wind industry are simple: improve energy production, whilst reducing costs. This is achieved by utilising the most reliable, but also the lightest components, as well as monitoring the turbines to proactively detect issues before they occur.

We supply many maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products, covering all components of a wind turbine, such as:

  • Main Shaft
  • Gearbox
  • Generator
  • Oil Pump
  • Pitch and yaw

As wind farms are generally based in rural or offshore locations, maintenance is often difficult and expensive, and the cost of failure is high. Even the most reliable components have failures occasionally, so it’s important to install a condition monitoring system, which can proactively detect any deviations from the standard operating parameters, so that proactive maintenance can be carried out. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to work with you to find the optimum condition monitoring solution for your application, reducing unplanned downtime and increasing efficiency.

Wind turbines can often be heavily contaminated, both by airborne contaminants, and salt from the sea. Selecting the right seals and lubrication for the level of contamination within the environment will help to protect the critical components from any harmful contamination. We can supply a range of sealing solutions, to suit a wide range of operating environments.

Inside the generator, components such as bearings and couplings are exposed to electrical corrosion, so electrical insulation of these components is essential. We supply a wide range of electrically insulated components, from some of the world’s most renowned manufacturers, such as SKF, NSK, Timken, NKE, Rexnord and Ruland.

Products related to the Wind Energy industry include:

  • Self-aligning spherical roller bearings
  • CARB toroidal roller bearings
  • Deep groove ball bearings
  • Cylindrical roller bearings
  • Four-point contact ball bearing
  • Taper roller bearing
  • Hydraulic couplings
  • Radial shaft seals
  • Hydraulic seals
  • Condition monitoring systems
  • Automatic lubricators
  • Planetary gear motors
  • Yaw control gear motors
  • Pitch control gear motors
  • Parallel shaft gearboxes
  • Rotor shaft main bearings
  • Main gearbox bearings
  • Yaw gearbox bearings
  • Generator bearings
  • Pitch gearbox bearings