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Gear Technology E-mail Newsletter January 2012

Your Monthly Resource on Gear Manufacturing.


January 2012

Gear Technology's monthly e-newsletter brings you highly targeted information on gear manufacturing. The January 2012 issue focuses on Direct Drives.

In this newsletter, you'll find related articles, back issues, featured products, videos and more. Many of these items are exclusive to the e-newsletter.

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More OEMs Taking the Direct (Drive) Approach for Wind Turbines

by Jack McGuinn, Senior Editor

Siemens 6MW offshore turbines will use direct drive technology Anyone familiar with the workings of wind turbines knows that when one of these behemoths stops working-look to the gearbox as the source. More accurately, it is typically the bearings within the gearbox that fail, in turn gumming up the gearbox, but that's a story for another time. And so the overriding challenge for designers and builders of wind turbines is reliability coupled with reasonable lifetime and maintenance schedules

Read the e-news exclusive article.

photo courtesy Siemens


Featured Product (advertisement)

Lees Bradner Model HH Mark III B 16x144 Heavy Duty Spline Hobber For Sale: Ultra Heavy Duty Spline Hobber

Lees Bradner Model HH Mark III "B" 16x144" Ultra Heavy Duty Spline Hobber, with differential and single indexing, 1973.

Call Goldstein Gear Machinery at (847) 437-6605 or visit the Gear Machinery Exchange to see a video of this machine in action.


News of Note

Things are happening in the gear industry. Here's a look at some of the latest.

KISSsoft Offers Optimization of Profile Corrections
An important step in terms of noise and strength optimization of a gear pair is the optimal design of the micro-geometry.Thereby a combination of various profile modifications is usually used. Since these profile corrections, however, can be in negative interaction with each other, their combination had to be carefully and with great effort tested and verified by the designer...Read more.

ExxonMobil Releases Advanced Gear Lubricants
ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties announced the introduction of its new lineup of high-performance, fully-synthetic industrial gear oils, known as Mobil SHC Gear series. The latest addition to the Mobil SHC brand of high-performance synthetic lubricants, Mobil SHC Gear fluids are approved by Siemens for use in Flender gearboxes ...Read more.

Gleason Introduces Titan 1200H Hobbing Machine
Gleason has introduced the Titan 1200H Hobbing Machine, the first of a new series of Titan hobbers designed for larger cylindrical gears with diameters ranging from 800 mm to 6,400 mm, and modules up to 40 mm... Read more.

IPTEX 2012 Preview: Liebherr B14
Liebherr will present the LC 180 from the Platform 1 segment at IPTEX 2012, taking place from February 9-11, 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. The respective production series LC 80 to LC 180 gear hobbing machines have a compact design and distinguish themselves with their internal machine bed circulation, providing a special thermic stability... Read more.

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