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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

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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

The award-winning HybridDrive combines a two-stage planetary gearbox with a permanent magnet-generator into an integrated drivetrain.

Winergy’s HybridDrive wins 2013 Product Differentiation Excellence Award

Based on its recent analysis of gearboxes for the wind energy market, the global research organization Frost & Sullivan awarded the 2013 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award to Winergy’s HybridDrive due to its higher torque–to-weight ratio, shorter length, and lower mass leading to reduced overall costs for the wind turbine installation. Winergy’s HybridDrive combines a

Maintenance service technician at UpWind Solutions inspects repairs made on a gearbox

ZF Services authorizes UpWind Solutions to repair turbine gearboxes

ZF Services, LLC added UpWind Solutions to its Authorized Service Provider network in January. UpWind Solutions is now authorized to perform turbine gearbox field repair for ZF Services, LLC in select regions across the U.S. As an official repair provider for ZF Services, LLC, UpWind Solutions handles the full gearbox model range including all Hansen


ZF Services announces a new authorized service provider for the company’s wind power division

ZF Services, LLC, the strategic aftermarket business unit of ZF Friedrichshafen AG in North America, is pleased to announce the signing of Upwind Solutions to their Authorized Service Provider network. Upwind Solutions, out of San Diego, CA, is the latest addition to the network of authorized dealers which permits them to perform field repair on

Winergy’s HybridDrive combines a two-stage-planetary gearbox and a permanent-magnet-generator into an integrated drive train.

Winergy’s HybridDrive No. 1 now installed

After successful prototype testing of the HybridDrive on system level at Winergy in September 2012 and successful certification of the components in compliance with GL 2010 through the TüV Rheinland in April 2013, the first 3 MW HybridDrive has been installed in W2E’s “Wind-to-Energy” wind turbine in Kankel near Rostock, Germany. The grid connection is

The universal gearbox, in CAD form here, promises greater dependability thanks to years of improvements, such as more accurate heat treating.

New ideas in wind-turbine gearboxes

GE has given its gearboxes a significant reliability boost in the last few years thanks to technical developments, extensive field and lab testing, and contributions from key suppliers. The results are being applied to a more reliable gearbox. This universal design will provide an upgrade and more capable field replacement for older turbines. Karen Hernandez


Moventas to rebrand and differentiate industrial and wind gear businesses

Moventas is preparing to rebrand its industrial gear business, and to run the two core businesses more independently of each other than before, to better serve its customers in both segments. The company’s legal structure will remain as it is, but its operational structure will be developed to enable more flexibility in fulfilling customer needs