Turbine components: couplings & torque limiters

What challenges do couplings and torque limiters face in wind turbines? Couplings Mechanical couplings connect shafts so one can transmit rotational power to the other. The coupling incorporated onto a high-speed shaft also allows for a degree of misalignment. In wind turbines, flexible couplings are used on the high-speed (output) shaft of the gearbox to

Geislinger Compowind sets new standards for wind turbines

The Geislinger Compowind is the first innovative coupling of its kind to enhance the reliability of wind turbines. Installed between the rotor and the gearbox, the Geislinger Compowind protects the drivetrain by a significant reduction of non-torque loads. Deficient drivetrain reliability is still one of the main hurdles to get over to achieve competitive energy

Geislinger Compowind coupling reduces non-torque drivetrain loads

Geislinger says its Compowind is the first coupling of its kind to enhance the reliability of wind turbines. Installed between the rotor and gearbox, the Geislinger Compowind protects the drivetrain by a significant reduction of non-torque loads. Deficient drivetrain reliability is still one of the main hurdles to competitive energy cost in particular with multi-megawatt wind turbines. Static

What are the functions of couplings and torque limiters in wind turbines?

Couplings Mechanical couplings connect shafts so one can transmit rotational power to the other. The coupling incorporated onto a high-speed shaft also allows for a degree of misalignment. In wind turbines, flexible couplings are used on the high-speed (output) shaft of the gearbox to drive the generator and accommodate the misalignment between the two. The

ILSCO debuts new SureCrimp aluminum compression connectors

ILSCO announced the addition of new configurations to our Aluminum Compression connector line, 1-hole standard tang (Type ALNS), 2-hole standard tang (ALND) and narrow tang 1-hole and 2-hole (ALNN). SureCrimp aluminum compression connectors are available in single hole and double hole tang configurations with a variety of bolt hole sizes and spacing to suit your

Miki Pulley announces Step-Flex Coupling available for direct sale to NA OEMs

The Step-Flex is a new class of shaft coupling. This design was conceived to eliminate resonance in stepper motor ball screw assemblies. The innovative two part elastomer element combination dampens vibration caused by the actuator carrier struggling to find its home position by making small adjustments in rapid sequence. The power-transmitting element, consisting of different

CPC expands offering of small plastic non-spill coupling

CPC (Colder Products Company), a provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, announces the expansion of its NS1 Series quick disconnect couplings to now include 1/4-28 male straight thread terminations. The smallest plastic non-spill quick disconnect coupling now available on the market, the NS1 provides a secure, reliable connect and disconnect in a

Kurt Hydraulics’ 6W couplings are designed for rugged high-pressure wind applications

Kurt Hydraulics line of 6W Couplings combined with high pressure braided hose are ideally suited for applications that require high pressure capabilities and temperature ranges from -40° F to 250° F for the Wind Industry. The Kurt 6W Couplings are a one-piece, bite the wire crimp coupling with non-skive design to eliminate cover skiving before

Zero-Max CD Couplings with flex element design add electrical insulation protection to mechanical components

Motion system designers have a new option to arrest electrical current. In addition to their primary function, Zero-Max CD couplings are designed with composite flex elements that are non-conductive. The flex element designed into Zero-Max CD couplings provides electrical insulation while protecting mechanical components from system overloads. CD Couplings do not pass electrical current through

Miki Pulley launches new website, products to U.S.

Miki Pulley is introducing their line of high performance shaft couplings, clutches, brakes and shaft locks to the U.S. market with the launch of their new website at: www.mikipulley-us.com Supporting this new website and ongoing U.S. business is the company’s central location in Plymouth, Minnesota. The company is a leading Japanese designer and manufacturer of motion