Lubrication Basics

Grease Lubrication Solutions for Wind Turbines

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Why consider Automatic Lubrication?

  • Extended service intervals can be achieved by eliminating manual point by point lubrication
  • Minimizing the time required with manual lubrication results in better utilization of the technician’s time
  • Automatic Lubrication Systems will operate reliably in either harsh or favorable environmental conditions
  • Reduce wear & tear on expensive bearings and components means improved wind turbine reliability and uptime
  • Typically, automatic systems reduces lubricant consumption when compared to manual lubrication methods
Chart - Reasons for bearing replacement
*Studies by a major bearing manufacturer show that over 50% of bearings are replaced prematurely due to inadequate lubrication or contamination

Lincoln Lubrication Systems improve turbine reliability by:

  • Delivering smaller amounts of grease, more frequently
  • Ensuring the right amount of grease is maintained at the bearing points

Chart - Reasons for bearing replacement

Applications for Automatic Grease Lubrication Systems

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Popular and Proven Applications for Lincoln Systems


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Generator Bearings using
the Lincoln 401 System
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Pitch Bearing
Lubrication System
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Yaw Drive System Applying
Grease to the Gear
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Hub Bearing System - the system is
designed to rotate with the blade

Windpower Supply offers complete systems that are specifically designed for your wind turbine equipment. Our lubrication system services include:

  • System design, engineering, and technical support
  • System Installation, Service Repair, and Commissioning Services
  • System Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Training and Documentation
  • Lincoln Inventory Support in Midland, Texas to support most factory fit Lincoln Pumps:
    • Fittings
    • Grease metering divider blocks
    • Tubing and Hose

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