Let's talk about large gears. Not the size or scope or inspection process, but the forecast and market potential in areas that utilize
these massive components. We'll examine key industry segments like energy and mining and tap IHS Economics for a forecast for 2016 and 2017 (spoiler alert: it's not great). Additionally, we'll discuss some of
the critical factors influencing global big gear manufacturers Ferry-Capitain and Hofmann Engineering.
Industrial gear standards have been used to support reliability through the specification of requirements for
design, manufacturing and verification.
The consensus development of an
international wind turbine gearbox
standard is an example where gear
products can be used in reliable
mechanical systems today. This has
been achieved through progressive
changes in gear technology, gear
design methods and the continual
development and refinement of gearbox
Big gears and wind turbines go together like bees and honey, peas and carrots, bread and butter and—well, you
get the idea. Wind isn’t just big right now, it’s huge. The wind industry means tremendous things for the energy dependent world we live in and especially big things for gear
manufacturers and other beleaguered American industries.
It’s not too often a trade show so far
surpasses organizers’ expectations for
size that it must be relocated. This was just the dilemma the American Wind
Energy Association (AWEA) faced with the Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition, which was originally
scheduled to take place in Minneapolis,
but will now be held at McCormick