Gearbox Express partners with Eickhoff Bochum for gearbox service & repairs

Gearbox Express (GBX), the only independent company in North America focused on providing down-tower, multi-brand wind gearbox remanufacturing services, announced that it has signed a framework agreement with Eickhoff Bochum to become its preferred North American partner for all up- and down-tower service both in and out of warranty, parts supply and new replacement gearboxes.

Winergy commissions Australia’s largest test bench for wind-turbine gearboxes

Gearbox manufacturer Winergy has invested in a 2.8-MW load test bench in its Service Center in Rockhampton, Australia. This investment means that the facility now has Australia’s largest and most advanced test rig for wind-power gearboxes. From now on every gearbox that is serviced and refurbished in Rockhampton is subject to the Winergy test routine.

Gearbox Express lets its true colors fly

Gearbox Express showed its true colors by painting a newly remanufactured gearbox with stars and stripes to help further celebrate United States’ independence as it was installed the week of the holiday.

New report shows growth for industrial lubricants expected to remain stable

A new report, Opportunities in Lubricants: North American Market Analysis (Industrial Oils and Fluids), by global market research and management consulting firm Kline, shows that overall U.S. consumption of industrial oils and fluids is an estimated 1,200 to 1,300 million gallon industry. Process oil is the leading product category, accounting for slightly less than half

Short gearbox life now steadily lengthening as technology matures

Two companies recently announced improvements to gearbox life that stretch their working life to much longer periods.

Wood Group and Romax analyze turbine performance at Mexico wind farm

Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy, has provided an effective control solution to improve the performance of for EDF EN Mexico’s La Mata y La Ventosa wind farm located in Oaxaca, Mexico. The renewable energy and grid integration experts were appointed to investigate the performance of the 27 Clipper C89 wind turbines

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.