Gearbox developer ZF expands facility to include new business

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.

Moventas launches Extra Life for Siemens 2.3 suite of services

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 opens new and 2x larger HQ

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 awarded 35th A-DA certificate for wind-turbine gearboxes

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 to offer multi-brand gearbox service portfolio in the UK

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 awarded Wind Service Provider of the Year in the U.S.

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

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect against peak loads

Zero-Max Wind Turbine Torque Limiters protect wind-turbine gearboxes and generators against peak loads, reversing torques, and grid-short events. They are also an ideal upgrade replacement for existing turbines and for OEM applications. The Zero-Max torque limiter is engineered to mount directly to the generator shaft for easy installation and to avoid resonance concerns. Once installed,

DOE says next generation drivetrain in final tests

According to project lead Jonathan Keller, senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory the technology is meeting design projections and working as researchers expected.

A little flexing and synthetic lube may be better for wind-turbine and tidal-water gearboxes

A flexible-pin gearbox that improves load sharing between the various gear elements makes it valuable for high peak load applications, such as wind and tidal-power turbines.

Moventas Exceed receives DNV GL gearbox certification

Moventas’ high-torque density wind-turbine gearbox, the Exceed, has received a DNV GL certification after completing a successful testing and verification process of the first prototypes. With the gearbox now certified, Moventas is preparing to start serial production in Finland. DNV GL awarded the Exceed gearbox certification according to the DNV GL 2010, including Design assessment and