Exceed 4MW+ Gearbox Passes Overload Test


Moventas has been developing a new product to the Exceed technology. The Exceed product platform was launched in 2014 with a 3MW+ gearbox with the best weight/nominal torque ration in the market. A new Exceed 4MW+ will now be joining the product family.

The Exceed 4MW+ gearbox successfully completed a long-time overload test in January at Moventas Research and Technology center in Finland. The results in this lifecycle simulating test were great, with highest loads being more than double of the nominal power. Vibrational and sound behavior, operational functionality parameters, and load sharing on gears were on excellent level.

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The 4MW+ gearbox has gone through an intensive verification process supervised by classification body, turbine manufacturer, and Moventas experts. Next, the first gearboxes will be installed to a wind turbine for further validation measurements in actual operating conditions.

The new 4MW+ gearbox continues the success of the Moventas technology roadmap to implement the proven Moventas technologies with new innovations and design methods in the Exceed series to lower the cost of energy in wind-power generation.

Moventas already has delivered more than1-GW Exceed technology gearboxes in the 3MW+ class, and the newcomer is another significant step to provide small-size, light-weight, and high-torque-density gearboxes to yet another power range of wind turbines.  

Source: Moventas

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