Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles.
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
The Exceed 4-MW+ gearbox has successfully completed long-time overload test in January at Moventas Research and Technology center in Finland.
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.
Moventas Gears UK has announced the achievement of a significant milestone with the completion of the 3.6-MW Load Test Bench and MW Final Assembly centre during August 2016. The gearbox specialist has made a capital investment in the 3.6-MW Load Test Bench, flexibly designed to accommodate Moventas’ multi-brand service approach. Supported by the UK government, the Huddersfield
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By introducing journal bearings into its gearboxes Winergy says it sets another milestone for wind turbine drive technology.
Adwen and Winergy worked in closer cooperation to develop the gearbox for Adwen’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes. it is the largest wind-turbine gearbox ever built in the world. Winergy’s gearbox was designed exclusively for the AD 8-180 wind
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