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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (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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