13 - 15 May, 2019
Hotel Hafen, Hamburg, Germany

Agenda Day 1

9:00 am - 9:30 am Registration & welcome coffee

9:30 am - 9:45 am Chairperson’s welcome Matthias Stammler, Fraunhofer IWES

Matthias Stammler, Senior Engineer at Fraunhofer IWES

Matthias Stammler

Senior Engineer
Fraunhofer IWES


9:45 am - 10:15 am Updates on regulation – standards - certifications


Oliver Michael Maier, Principal Engineer Mechanical Components at DNV-GL

Oliver Michael Maier

Principal Engineer Mechanical Components
DNV-GL

10:15 am - 10:45 am Design concepts and specification for taper- and cylindrical roller bearings for gearboxes installed in the latest generation of multi-megawatt wind turbines


Mr. Ralf Petersen, Engineering Manager Industrial and Wind at NSK Europe

Mr. Ralf Petersen

Engineering Manager Industrial and Wind
NSK Europe

10:45 am - 11:15 am Speed-Networking

11:15 am - 11:45 am Networking and refreshment break

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Tapered double inner bearing solution for wind main shaft 3 points support

Fréderic Platz, Principal Application Engineer Wind Energy at TIMKEN Europe

Fréderic Platz

Principal Application Engineer Wind Energy
TIMKEN Europe

12:15 pm - 12:55 pm Avoidance of premature pitch bearing failures & lessons learnt – new designs for multi-MW turbines & field replacement

Werner Schröppel, Managing Director at IMO GmbH & Co KG

Werner Schröppel

Managing Director
IMO GmbH & Co KG

Wolfgang Schnapp, Head of Development at IMO GmbH & Co KG

Wolfgang Schnapp

Head of Development
IMO GmbH & Co KG

12:55 pm - 1:15 pm Single main shaft bearing raceway layout – cylindrical or tapered rollers?

Dr. Henrik Albertsen, Head of Application Engineering at IMO GmbH & Co KG

Dr. Henrik Albertsen

Head of Application Engineering
IMO GmbH & Co KG

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Networking luncheon

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Finite element modelling of large slewing bearings

Florian Schleich, Technical Integrations Manager at Fraunhofer IWES

Florian Schleich

Technical Integrations Manager
Fraunhofer IWES

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm Intelligent use of field benefits from rotor bearing tests

Manuel Rettinger, Drive Train Engineering Business Unit Wind Industry Europe at Schäffler Technologies AG

Manuel Rettinger

Drive Train Engineering Business Unit Wind Industry Europe
Schäffler Technologies AG

Manuel Rettinger, Drive Train Engineering Business Unit Wind Industry Europe at Schäffler Technologies AG

Manuel Rettinger

Drive Train Engineering Business Unit Wind Industry Europe
Schäffler Technologies AG

Eric Putnam, Team Leader Component Structure Testing at Force Technology, Denmark

Eric Putnam

Team Leader Component Structure Testing
Force Technology, Denmark

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Networking and refreshment break

4:15 pm - 6:45 pm VISIT TO LARGE BEARING LABORATORY, Fraunhofer IWES

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Chairperson closing remarks

Matthias Stammler, Senior Engineer at Fraunhofer IWES

Matthias Stammler

Senior Engineer
Fraunhofer IWES

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Evening event