Planetary gearboxes help to harness the wind

The necessity of reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere to reduce global warming has accelerated the need to find cleaner and more renewable ways of generating power. In many parts of the world, this need is increasingly being met by wind energy.

In European countries, the horizontal axis wind turbine is the most widely used. The turbine comprises a rotor which captures the force of the wind, and an energy conversion system which uses a gearbox in combination with a generator in order to transform the mechanical power into electricity.

Brevini says its planetary gearboxes have become a standard for wind-turbine design. The planetary gear trains are able to deliver high reduction ratios in small packages, and to transmit several times the torque of similarly sized, conventional gear units.

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