Moventas gearbox repairs certified by Europe’s Achilles

Moventas has been certified for wind turbine gearbox supply and repairs in Europe by Achilles.

Lessons learned lead to new ideas in gearbox bearings

By Michelle Froese, Senior Editor Windpower Engineering & Development Gearboxes have long taken blame as the typical cause for a wind-turbine failure, and for good reason. Many gearboxes fail to pass the five-year mark without need for component repairs or full replacement. But when the wind industry first got its start, few considered the high

Moventas says its 4MW+ gearbox passes long-time overload test with flying colors

The Exceed 4-MW+ gearbox has successfully completed long-time overload test in January at Moventas Research and Technology center in Finland.

Moventas to invest €17 million to boost production of Exceed series gears

Moventas designed Exceed with 20% more torque density, 10% less size and with 100% proven Moventas technology in response to the market challenge to lower the life cycle cost of wind power.

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 sheds light on those annoying gearbox failure mysteries 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