Bosch Rexroth publishes brochure on technology for wind turbines

  • April 05, 2009
  • Bosch Rexroth
  • News
April 5, 2009 - Rexroth announces a brochure, Drive & Control Technology for Wind Turbines, highlighting its industrial hydraulics technology developed specifically for the wind energy market, including dynamic rotor blade pitch adjustment systems, drive train brakes, yaw drive brakes, gearboxes and more. The 20-page full-color brochure is available for free download online.Designers and engineers must consider many technical requirements in developing drive systems for wind turbines, such as operating environment and wind loads, durability, output efficiency, noise, size, weight and serviceability.Rexroth’s wind energy brochure highlights technology that addresses these factors, including electromechanical and electrohydraulic rotor blade pitch adjustment systems, yaw drives, yaw and drive train brakes for gentle and secure braking of the turbines, and multiple designs for different size gearboxes. Rexroth produces gearboxes for windmills with power generation ranging from 2,000 kW or fewer, to large multi-megawatt turbines. The company’s gearboxes are quiet, compact, durable and efficient for any size in this range. The brochure covers Rexroth’s manufacturing process for gears, including heat treatment, grinding, assembly, inspection, painting and shipment.Rexroth’s service for the wind industry is also highlighted, explaining the company’s in-the-field support in more than 80 countries for everything from failure analysis to repairs on a 24/7 basis. Rexroth is a long-time key supplier to the wind energy industry, and has built gearboxes for wind turbines for more than 15 years. In addition, on March 31, 2009, the company acquired a majority share in IGUS ITS Gmbh, a manufacturer of condition monitoring systems for wind energy plants. These systems monitor the condition of rotor blades and also offer the option of diagnosing the formation of ice on the blades. With this addition Rexroth offers an extended range of products for the growing wind energy industry.Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving machinery used in industrial and factory automation as well as in mobile applications. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications, factory automation, mobile applications and renewable energy development. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2008 Bosch Rexroth AG, part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around $8.3 billion (5.9 billion Euro) with 35,300 employees. Learn More

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