Kevin Alewine

Kevin Alewine will co-present webcast on reparing gearboxes and generators

On July 24 at 2pm EST, Kevin Alewine of Shermco Industries will participate as a co-presenter in a Windpower Engineering & Development webcast on repairing gearboxes and generators. Entitled “Repairing Wind Turbine Components: Gearboxes and Generators,” the webcast will address generator failure modes and the latest innovations in remanufacturing. Wind-turbine-gearbox and generator failures are a

The torque versus power density for Moventas gearboxes has risen steadily over the years.

Lowering the cost of new energy with innovation

This article comes from gearbox manufacturer Moventas In the constant pursuit of reducing the overall weight of the wind turbine mass, Moventas’ engineers have discovered an innovative power-density concept based on proven designs. By designing it compact and extremely lightweight, our state-of-the-art gearbox provides a significant reduction of tower head mass. The need for drivetrain


Webinar: New Ideas for Repairing Gearboxes and Generators

Live webinar date is Thursday, July 24 at 2 PM Eastern.  Wind-turbine-gearbox and generator failures have been a challenge to the wind industry for years, but engineers at companies that design, refurbish, and study them say they have a handle on the real causes of the failures and how to repair them. Some research has


Gearboxes for 100 gigawatts of wind turbine capacity delivered by Winergy

By June 2014 Winergy reached the outstanding landmark of 100 gigawatts of globally supplied wind gearboxes. The manufacturer for drive train components is the first company in the wind power industry that has equipped this amount of wind turbine capacity with its products. According to the Global Wind Energy Council a capacity of 318 gigawatts

The Bull gearbox sports five planet gears in the first stage instead of the conventional three.

The Bull, a 1.5 MW gearbox, horns in on 20 year life

Troublesome gearboxes are getting redesign attention on both sides of pond. Most news reported here comes from North American but in Europe, news on a solution comes from Multigear GmbH ( The Germany-based gearbox manufacturer has redesigned a 1.5 MW gearbox, initially for GE turbines, with several features intended to hit close to the 20-year mark with a

Bosch rexroth wind turbine brochures

Gearbox and hydraulic service for wind turbines

Rexroth (formerly known as Lohmann & Stolterfoht, L&S) develops and produces a variety of wind turbine gearboxes. The company also offers hydraulic solutions for wind turbine applications, such as hydraulic pitch controls, drive train brakes, filtration and cooling systems. Rexroth provides services that include technical support with factory trained and qualified personnel, strategically located stock

A comprehensive array of technologies and services demonstrates how Rexroth innovation and experience drives the success of windpower.

Bosch Rexroth presents advanced gearboxes, hydraulics, control and monitoring systems at AWEA WINDPOWER 2014

Bosch Rexroth offers a full range of components and services to support wind turbine developers and wind energy facility operators. Key technologies will be on display at the AWEA WINDPOWER Show, May 5-8, in Las Vegas, NV, booth #3253 BLADEcontrol system provides insights that improve uptime Rotor blades can be damaged by a number of environmental

Dynamometer NREL

NREL technical report: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative phase 3 gearbox 2 test plan

Gearboxes in wind turbines have not been achieving their expected design life; however, they commonly meet and exceed the design criteria specified in current standards in the gear, bearing, and wind turbine industry as well as third-party certification criteria. The failures are widespread across manufacturers and turbine sizes, and the majority of these failures are

Direct-Drive technology for East Asia: 17 Siemens SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines were ordered for the Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant in Japan.

Siemens to deliver 17, 3-MW direct-drive turbines to Japanese wind farm

Siemens Energy has secured a total 51 MW wind power order from Japan’s largest wind power developer, Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation. Siemens will provide 17 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101 to Eurus Yurikogen wind power plant, which is located on the North West Coast of Japan. The deal also includes a five-year service

RomaxDesigner software provides a virtual product development and stimulation environment and is widely used in wind turbine design.

Romax Technology releases RomaxDESIGNER Basic Training 2014 schedule

The RomaxDESIGNER Basic Training schedule for 2014 is now available. Basic Training courses will be offered at Romax’s Troy, Michigan, offices on the following dates and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: March 24th – 28th May 12th – 16th July 14th – 18th Sep 15th – 16th Nov 10th – 14th What you will