New gearbox treatments address the most common premature failure modes
MUKWONAGO, Wis.--Gearbox Express (GBX), is introducing its Revolution gearbox upgrade. Revolution is a set of upgrades and a new thought process for wind energy gearboxes from 1.5MW up to 2.3MW. Developed by the team at GBX, Revolution addresses the most common premature failure modes of gearboxes.
"The Gearbox Express team has seen many gearbox failures, and a majority of them have the same premature failure characteristics," said Bruce Neumiller, CEO of Gearbox Express. "We saw a huge opportunity to address these common reasons by integrating upgrades that will provide significantly longer gearbox life. Revolution is a technical product unlike anything else in the industry and it creates a paradigm shift in the wind industry with a direct, commercial impact on our customers' business."
*5-year, no-risk warranty
*Case-carburized ring gear
*Timken® case carburized and coated cylindrical roller bearings in the HSS, IMS, and planet positions
*Water-Lok maintains low water concentration
*GBXtreme Filter to six micron while maintaining high flow at 1,000 beta
*Non desiccant, GBX Water Blocker Breather System
*Factory filled with Amsoil EP55®, ISO 320 oil
Revolution gearboxes are built in Gearbox Express's 43,000 square-foot, climate-controlled facility in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, which also offers a highly-flexible, technologically-advanced 3.1MW test stand. In addition to Revolution, Gearbox Express technicians also remanufacture gearboxes to the latest revision level.
"When we started operations in 2012, we had a vision on how to help wind farm owners protect and manage their assets," said Neumiller. "Our growth has exceeded expectations and Revolution is another vital component to our business model that is based on keeping investments running."
Three wind industry vets founded GBX, and succeeded in attracting millions of dollars of investment capital along with a $3.4 million low interest, revolving loan from the Wisconsin State Energy Program. Additional investments are forthcoming as GBX pursues its next growth phase.
"We are a company built by gearbox guys," said Neumiller. "We saw an absolute hole in the wind industry for an advanced company providing dedicated gearing, bearing and gearbox expertise. We have the best people, equipment and parts. I'm looking forward to what we announce in the future."
For more information, visit gearboxexpress.com.