Parker to showcase gearbox maintenance system for large turbines at WINDPOWER 2017

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global provider of motion and control technologies, will be showcasing its fully integrated gearbox filtration and lubrication system at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017, May 23 to 25 (Booth #2886). The system offers configurations to handle wind turbines of 1.0 to 7.0MW. In the past, wind-turbine OEM’s built fluid filtration systems by assembling components

Watch Liftra’s Self-hoisting Crane replace gearbox on a Vestas’ wind turbine

After more than 100 gearbox changes across the U.S. and Canada, Liftra‘s Self-Hoisting Crane technology has just replaced its first gearbox in Europe. The project was on a Vestas 2-MW turbine (V90) in Germany. The soft soil on-site ruled out any heavy crane equipment near the turbine. According to Liftra, a company that specializes in providing tailor-made solutions for special

Moventas’ 3-MW Exceed gearboxes set for delivery to Korean offshore wind farm

Moventas and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction have agreed on the Exceed deliveries to an offshore wind farm in South Korea. Exceed series is a gearbox platform that provides a competitive edge for a wind-turbine manufacturer by lowering the LCoE of turbines with light weight and high torque density. Doosan is an existing customer for

GE 1.5 Extra Life gearbox achieves 4-times usual life

Computational testing shows an overall gearbox life improvement by a factor of four fold.

Gearbox Express unveils its Revolution 2.0

The top features of the Revolution 2.0 gearbox include A redesigned planetary gear and bearing interface, in which the bearing outer races are machined into the gear.

Moventas wins major Iberdrola service tender in Europe

Moventas has been chosen as one of the selected suppliers for wind-turbine gearbox repairs and supply in Europe by Iberdrola, a clean-energy utility. The deal includes multi-brand gearboxes in kilowatt and megawatt classes for the next three years. With the tender Iberdrola recognizes certified service partners for Iberdrola wind-turbine fleet in Europe. The contract is not

Poseidon announces partnership with Gearbox Express

Today Poseidon Systems, LLC announced a supply agreement with Gearbox Express, North America’s largest independent remanufacturer of gearbox assemblies and mainshafts for the wind turbine industry.

Moventas gearbox repairs certified by Europe’s Achilles

Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles.

Lessons learned lead to new ideas in gearbox bearings

By Michelle Froese, Senior Editor Windpower Engineering & Development Gearboxes have long taken blame as the typical cause for a wind-turbine failure, and for good reason. Many gearboxes fail to pass the five-year mark without need for component repairs or full replacement. But when the wind industry first got its start, few considered the high

Moventas says its 4MW+ gearbox passes long-time overload test with flying colors

The Exceed 4-MW+ gearbox has successfully completed long-time overload test in January at Moventas Research and Technology center in Finland.