A wind turbine gearbox manufacturing plant in Gainesville, Georgia has purchased a Tentec M42 WTB bolt tensioner for its production facility. ZF Industries opened its new factory in 2012 and manufactures the Atlas 1 wind turbine gearbox for Vestas.
The Tentec M42 Wind Turbine Tensioners let production engineers at the plant quickly and accurately carry out bolting on the gearbox casings. Special lifting harnesses further speed up the operation because each individual gearbox has 60 bolts to tension.
In addition to a spring-returned piston which speeds the operation, the other main advantage of the tools is that they are fitted with a spring-loaded device. This engages the tensioner drive socket with the hexagon nut so the operation is completely transparent to the user and no time is wasted aligning the tensioner with the nut.
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