According to the U.K.-based WITT Energy website (witt-energy.com), "The WITT is the only device in the world that can capture energy from all movement and turn it into electricity. No other energy system can exploit the full spectrum of movement, enabling it to harvest power from water (sea, river or tidal),
wind and human or animal motion."
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.
Gearbox performance, reliability, total cost of ownership (energy cost), overall impact on the environment, and anticipation of additional future regulations are top-of-mind issues in the industry. Optimization of the bearing set can significantly improve gearbox performance.
The turbines are still spinning.
They’re spinning on large wind farms
in the Great Plains, offshore in the
Atlantic and even underwater where
strong tidal currents offer new energy
solutions. These turbines spin regularly
while politicians and policy makers—
tied up in discussions on tax incentives, economic recovery and a lot of finger pointing—sit idle. Much like the auto and aerospace industries of years past, renewable energy is coping with its own set of growing pains. Analysts still feel confident that clean energy will play a significant role in the future of manufacturing—it’s just not going to play the role envisioned four to five
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