Editor’s note: This Q&A is from Moventas’ Senior Engineer site. The Senior Engineer answers questions that trouble visitors and overrules typical, gearbox-related wind industry beliefs. According to Moventas, gearbox manufacturer and repair experts, this guru has spent his entire career in power transmission (dating back to the 80s), and knows everything there is to know about
Moventas has launched a kilowatt-class suite of life-extending services, Extra Life for kW. As older, kilowatt-class gearbox fleets age around the world, Moventas is ideally suited to extend the life of these components with its core technologies. Kilowatt-class gearbox fleet represent 12% of all gearbox fleets globally and 15% in Europe. Service for older gearboxes
The drivetrain sports a single-stage gearbox designed by Romax Technology, a medium-speed permanent-magnet generator, and a power converter developed by DNV Kema with high-efficiency modules developed by Cree (now Wolfspeed).
Factory refurbished gearboxes including, disassembly, inspection, regrinds, changed parts, accessories, assembly, test run, paint, and a final fitting
With the purchase of Bosch Rexroth’s wind turbine gearbox brand and the growth of the existing wind service business, ZF N.A. management made the decision to expand the capacity at the existing Vernon Hills service location.
Gearbox specialist Moventas has announced Extra Life for Siemens 2.3. It is a suite of after sales services designed to address the failures of Winergy gearboxes in the Siemens 2.3 fleet in Europe and North America, encompassing upgrades, replacements, up-tower service, and spares. Moventas has recently re-engineered the Winergy 4456 and developed a life-extending upgrade,
Gearbox Express along with wind energy industry leaders including Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), state and local public officials, recently celebrated the official grand opening of its new 75,000 square-foot facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin.
Romax was recently awarded a 35th design assessment, or GL A-DA, certificate for its NFAIC High-Precision Transmission 3.3-MW gearbox. Certificates were awarded for wind gearboxes used in turbines ranging from 1.5-MW to over 5-MW. The 35th certificate is related to a unique 3.3-MW turbine that has an integrated drivetrain, which provides a more compact structure
Moventas Gears UK, formerly DB Wind UK, is in the final stages of refurbishing and upgrading its Huddersfield workshop in West Yorkshire. The gearbox specialist has made a capital investment in a 3.6-MW load test rig, flexibly designed to accommodate Moventas’ multi-brand service approach. Supported by the UK government, the Huddersfield upgrade is part of
Moventas has been chosen the best wind O&M service provider of the year 2015 in the U.S. The award was handed to the Moventas team this week at the Dallas Wind O&M conference by Wind Energy Update. Moventas won by both votes from the conference participants and a separate panel of independent wind O&M industry experts