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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Drive element makes more of wind energy

With the newly developed Voith WinDrive, designers of wind power plants have a drive element at their disposal which converts a broad spectrum of input speeds into a constant output speed in the multimegawatt range. Key components of the WinDrive are a hydrodynamic torque convertor and a planetary gear designed as superimposing gear. The development of the WinDrive was initiated by the Vorecon variable speed gear which has been proven over decades. With the WinDrive, low and variable rotor speeds are converted into high, constant speeds. Due to constant output speeds, economically priced synchronous generators can feed the produced electricity directly into the grid. Power electronics for frequency adaptation are no longer required. Additionally, this drive concept also has a positive effect on the weight and the space requirements in the nacelles of wind turbines. Globally installed wind power capacities will soon exceed the 50,000MW threshold. Studies (GWEC) predict that by 2020, 1.2 million megawatts are likely.
 

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