Energy

We offer complete gearbox design and development.

  • State of the art gearboxes for new wind turbines
  • New retrofit gearboxes for existing wind turbines
  • Optimization of existing gearboxes design to improve durability, mass, noise, efficiency and cost
 

7MW wind turbine gearbox study

Background

  • A leading wind turbine supplier asked for a gearbox concept with specific requirements regarding size, mass and cost
  • Unit width was defined by transport limitations

Result

  • A unique gearbox design was laid out meeting the transportation target to enable transportation on public roads
  • Multiple concepts were derived for several subsystems and a design created on best solution per subsystem

 

Wind turbine gearbox development

Background

  • A wind turbine supplier requested the development of a new wind turbine gearbox to cover the range of 1,7-2,3MW

Result

A new gearbox was developed with the following features:

  • Extended reliability
  • Low noise
  • Competitive cost
  • Interchangeable with existing gearboxes

Gearbox concept review

Background

  • For a new wind turbine gearbox with unique design features, the supplier needed the support from Vicura to review the concept

Result

  • Vicura made a system model to support the design review
  • Assessments and recommendations were made regarding structural deflections, gear and bearing misalignments, stress concentrations and efficiency