Power-tool innovator, Ingersoll Rand, introduces the new QX Series Cordless Torque Multiplier – a high-torque fastening tool for industrial applications and torque-critical joints. Built upon the QX Series platform, the Ingersoll Rand Cordless Torque Multiplier achieves up to 1,475-ft. pounds of torque, and employs advanced technology, communication, and control features to ensure accurate, repeatable bolting.
The Exceed 4-MW+ gearbox has successfully completed long-time overload test in January at Moventas Research and Technology center in Finland.
Full-scale structural tests have enabled an in-depth understanding of how composite blades respond (collapse) to specifically applied loads.
Gearbox reliability has improved remarkably in the last 10 years thanks to a better understanding of bearing loads. However, even high-quality components have a limited life expectancy in the wind industry so it is important to have a consistent maintenance plan in place. In this Wind Talk podcast, The Timken Company‘s Rick Brooks discusses new trends
Electric torque wrenches operate on batteries and up to 220 Vac.
The decision whether to use torque or tension to apply a bolt load is determined by the manufacturer of the turbine and the specific pressure needed.
A wide range of bearings perform different functions throughout a wind turbine. For instance:
Mechanical couplings connect shafts so one can transmit rotational power to the other while accommodating some misalignment that is almost always present.
Moventas designed Exceed with 20% more torque density, 10% less size and with 100% proven Moventas technology in response to the market challenge to lower the life cycle cost of wind power.
In the wind industry, simple logistics places importance on a well-planned operations and maintenance strategy. The geographic location, weather conditions, and height of most wind turbines make even the most basic gearbox or hydraulic repairs a daunting and costly task. For that reason, filtration is critical in wind turbines. Gears and bearings ride on a