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Moventas to expand footprint in USA by setting up midwest workshop

Moventas will expand its network of high quality wind gearbox services in North America by opening a service workshop in St. Paul, Minnesota. The new workshop will be opening by 1 February, 2015. Moventas already has several U.S. locations but is now investing in the Midwest, where many wind OEMs are located. The investment is

When compared to common roller bearings, journal bearings have nearly no wear. In addition, noise and vibration are lower. Furthermore, journal bearings deliver a higher efficiency at lower costs.

Winergy to show journal bearing technology for gearboxes at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014

Winergy will present its latest developments in the journal bearing technology at WindEnergy Hamburg from 23 to 26 September 2014. Highlight will be a 3 MW HybridDrive with journal bearings. In addition the gearbox manufacturer will exhibit a journal bearing to show its mode of operation. Since March 2013 a 2 MW gearbox prototype with

Moventas Italy will also support Greece, Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Moventas strengthens South European service presence with an Italian subsidiary

Moventas, a wind-gear manufacturer and service provider, has established a subsidiary in Italy to reinforce its presence and service portfolio in the country. Existing and new customers will now enjoy local technical and commercial support. Moventas Italy already has a good customer portfolio, which will now benefit from this investment by having a local technical

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Mitigating costs from planet bearing failures

Dr. Ashley Crowther / VP Engineering / Romax Technology / www.romaxtech.com As gearboxes age, planet-bearing failure from rolling contact fatigue become an issue for maintenance budgets. Many factors influence bearing life but load and cycles are required for failure. After a sufficient number of rotations, the bearing will fail from fatigue. And the higher the

Pinions, bearings, and shafts are prepared in a wind farm facility prior to reassembly uptower in the ailing wind turbine gearbox.

Open wide. Turbine dentist fixes a bad gearbox tooth uptower

During an annual check-up, wind techs found a broken tooth on a pinion and decided to call in a specialist for a second opinion. After an endoscopic inspection of the Acciona turbine on the Waubra wind farm in Australia, technicians from repair service Moventas (www.moventas.com) agreed that the tooth and its pinion had to come out. They

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High-temperature strip heaters can keep gearboxes warm in winter

Turbines in cold climates face blade icing and occasional shutdowns from it. Restarts with cold, viscous oil in the gearbox can strain the entire drivetrain. Warming the oil beforehand is now possible with several heater designs. Here’s one from Watlow along with sizing guides. Named for its 0.375 in. (9.5 mm) thickness, the rugged Watlow

The new Moventas Exceed high torque density 3 MW gearbox to be piloted by Acciona Windpower in 2015.

Acciona Windpower pilots new Moventas Exceed high torque density 3 MW gearbox

Acciona Windpower has agreed with Moventas on prototype as well as serial deliveries of a 3 MW wind gearbox product based on Moventas’s new Exceed series of high torque density gearboxes. Acciona Windpower has agreed with Moventas on prototype as well as serial deliveries of a 3 MW wind gearbox product based on Moventas’s new

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Lowering the cost of new energy with innovation

In the 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 a gearbox compact and extremely lightweight, our state-of-the-art unit provides a significant reduction of tower head mass. The need for drivetrain space in the axial direction

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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