Moventas Gears UK: The MW full-load test facility is now open for business

Moventas Gears UK has announced the achievement of a significant milestone with the completion of the 3.6-MW Load Test Bench and MW Final Assembly centre during August 2016. The gearbox specialist has made a capital investment in the 3.6-MW Load Test Bench, flexibly designed to accommodate Moventas’ multi-brand service approach. Supported by the UK government, the Huddersfield

GearboxFailure.com sheds light on those annoying gearbox failure mysteries

Gearboxfailure.com is a resource for designers, technicians, operators, and owners of geared machinery.

Winergy uses journal bearings in large gearboxes

By introducing journal bearings into its gearboxes Winergy says it sets another milestone for wind turbine drive technology.

Adwen and Winergy present the world’s biggest wind-turbine gearbox

Adwen and Winergy worked in closer cooperation to develop the gearbox for Adwen’s AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes. it is the largest wind-turbine gearbox ever built in the world. Winergy’s gearbox was designed exclusively for the AD 8-180 wind

Q&A: What’s Moventas’ Extra Life concept about?

Editor’s note: This Q&A is from Moventas’ Senior Engineer site. The Senior Engineer answers questions that trouble visitors and overrules typical, gearbox-related wind industry beliefs. According to Moventas, gearbox manufacturer and repair experts, this guru has spent his entire career in power transmission (dating back to the 80s), and knows everything there is to know about

Moventas Extra Life service concept expands to kilowatt-class gearboxes

Moventas has launched a kilowatt-class suite of life-extending services, Extra Life for kW. As older, kilowatt-class gearbox fleets age around the world, Moventas is ideally suited to extend the life of these components with its core technologies. Kilowatt-class gearbox fleet represent 12% of all gearbox fleets globally and 15% in Europe. Service for older gearboxes

NREL readies new wind-turbine drivetrain for commercialization

The drivetrain sports a single-stage gearbox designed by Romax Technology, a medium-speed permanent-magnet generator, and a power converter developed by DNV Kema with high-efficiency modules developed by Cree (now Wolfspeed).

Moventas will have several refurbished gearboxes available soon for V44, V47, G44 & G47

Factory refurbished gearboxes including, disassembly, inspection, regrinds, changed parts, accessories, assembly, test run, paint, and a final fitting

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,