BRISTOL, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 4, 2009--
Over the last decade, wind energy capacity has grown globally at an
average cumulative rate of more than 32 percent annually. With turbines
getting bigger, Seeger-Orbis, a leading manufacturing of retaining rings
and business of Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B), has launched a retaining
ring series designed specifically for the growing demands of the wind
Seeger-Orbis, regarded as the leader in retaining rings in Europe,
tailored the new Tempest™ series to meet the large size requirements and
durability necessary for the extreme service requirement of wind
turbines. High performance and precision products, Tempest™ rings are
manufactured from high-grade spring steels that are chosen for the
special characteristics they deliver to wind turbine nacelles. Tempest™
rings range in sizes up to 1000 mm or larger depending on customer
needs, making them ideal for various applications including the gearbox,
pitch system, main bearing, yaw system, brake system and generator.
“Due to the nature of the wind industry, rings must be extremely durable
and ensure performance in critical force situations,” said Jörg
Eberhard, Manager, Industry Management – Energy, Barnes Group Inc.
“Leveraging our CAD-Systems and engineering ingenuity, Seeger partners
with customers to design and manufacture the Tempest™ product line for
their specific needs. Seeger’s retaining systems are recognized all over
the world for their superior performance. We are taking this commitment
to precision, quality, technical innovation and reliable design
solutions to the next level with the Tempest™ series.”
All rings in the Tempest™ series meet TS 16949 Certified Quality
Assurance system specifications. For more information on Seeger’s
Tempest™ ring series, visit its Web site at www.seeger-orbis.de.
About Seeger-Orbis and Barnes Group Inc.
Seeger-Orbis is one of the leading manufacturer of retaining rings and
snap rings for the wind power industry. Europe's premier ring producer
for the last decade, Seeger-Orbis engineers, manufactures and delivers
customer service for a large assortment of fastening elements, including
retaining rings, snap rings, tight tolerance select fit shims and
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE:B) is a diversified global manufacturer and
logistical services company focused on providing precision component
manufacturing and operating service support. Founded in 1857, the 5,700
dedicated employees at more than 60 locations worldwide are committed to
achieving consistent and sustainable profitable growth. For more
information, visit www.BGInc.com.
Barnes Group, the Critical Components People.
Source: Barnes Group Inc.
Barnes Group Inc.
Lori Kupec, 860-973-2132