Could Magnetic Gears Make Wind Turbines Say Goodbye to Mechanical Gearboxes? (.PDF Download)

June 19, 2014

Bad things can happen when the mechanical gearbox in a megawatt-scale wind turbine gets overstressed. An unexpected wind gust can drive turbine blades hard, so hard that the torque on the gearbox they’re connected to exceeds design parameters. The result: A multiton gearbox that must be detached...

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