ZF Services, LLC is proud to announce the completed installation of the 2.5MW test bench at its Vernon Hills, Illinois Wind Service Center. The project, which began with construction in September of 2012, is the result of a $1.6 million grant. Scott Gardiner, Director of Wind Services North America thanked the State of Illinois for the grant.
The recently completed test bench will be able to test over 200 gearboxes annually. ZF Services, LLC launched this new project with an Open House on May 8th hosting their customers and local vendors at the Vernon Hills facility to showcase the test bench, redesigned facility and extensive portfolio of technical possibilities. The recently completed test bench and redesigned facility now lets the company offer an even wider range of services, providing a tailormade one-stop-shop approach for multi-brand gearbox and mechanical drivetrain repair.
This new wind service offering will be adding on to the wide breadth of the complete service offerings that ZF Services, LLC already makes available to its customers. ZF has been present in the region for over 35 years, and customers can continue to anticipate great customer service. The centrally-located facility has a dedicated 20-man wind service team out of the 250 colleague facility for servicing customer needs, including field technicians for on-site up-tower repairs. Through a close link to the ZF Wind Power research and development team in Lommel, Belgium, ZF Services, LLC has access to continuous on-going developments to support customer requirements in repairs and gearbox enhancements. The regional wind service center at ZF Services, LLC will be stocking genuine spare parts and exchange gearboxes covering the full product range of ZF Wind Power.
With more than 7,000 ZF gearboxes installed in North American, ZF designed the wind-service facility with the intent to service this large installed base of ZF gearboxes as well as other multi-brand products. The ZF Services, LLC Vernon Hills facility is now one of ZF’s 8 wind service locations worldwide; with 6 having load testing capabilities.
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