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

Moventas rolls out up-tower planetary repairs for Siemens’ 2.3-MW turbines

Moventas announced that low-speed planetary stage gears and bearings in the Siemens 2.3-MW wind turbines can now be repaired up-tower. Much like the ability to repair the GE 1.5-MW (as recently announced by Moventas), this new up-tower repair capability for the Siemens 2.3 turbine promises to save wind-farm owners significant downtime and expense. Gearboxes that

ZF acquires large gear and gearbox segment from Bosch Rexroth

As of December of this year, technology company ZF will officially take over the industrial gears and wind-turbine gearbox business from Bosch Rexroth AG. Various product lines will be brought together in the new ZF Industrial Gears business unit based in Witten, Germany. A total of 1,200 employees at Bosch’s U.S. and Beijing locations will officially join ZF.

Moventas introduces XL – Extra Life to address gearbox failures

Moventas, a wind gearbox manufacturer and service provider, recently announced a breakthrough suite of technologies that are designed to address gearbox failures in the GE 1.5 fleet. XL – Extra Life is the culmination of 35 years of gearbox expertise that Moventas has gained repairing GE 1.5 gearboxes in North America. XL will carry the