Geislinger Compowind® enhances the reliability of wind turbines
Wind power is currently the fastest growing sector of electricity production in the world. The technical standards of wind turbine manufacturers are steadily rising.
Conventional drivetrain systems have to face particular challenges as static and dynamic distortions transmit bending moments from the rotor to the gearbox and its bearings. These non-torque loads cause excessive, uneven, and unpredictable loads to the drivetrain components and significantly affect the reliability and uptime of wind turbines.
Picture 1: Conventional drivetrain
In order to achieve competitive energy cost, in particular with multi-megawatt wind turbines, the Geislinger Compowind® coupling has been developed. The Geislinger Compowind® is the first coupling of its kind to enhance the reliability of wind turbines. It is based on more than 20 years of experience in developing maintenance free and weight-saving couplings and shaft lines for demanding marine applications.
Picture 2: Drivetrain with Geislinger Compowind®
Installed between the rotor and the gearbox, the Geislinger Compowind® protects the drivetrain through a significant reduction of angular, radial and axial non-torque loads. Compared to standard coupling technologies the weight saving design does not add unnecessary mass to the nacelle and guarantees low and almost linear restoring forces. Furthermore, the advanced fibre reinforced composite membrane coupling is maintenance free as well as resistant to heat, frost, salt water and oil.
Picture 3: Geislinger Compowind®
Used on one of the most renowned offshore turbines, the Geislinger Compowind® gives wind turbine producers a competitive lead in the race for weight and service life optimization.
Geislinger offers a perfect combination of lightweight and low maintenance solutions with our high performance lineup of the enhanced Gesilco® composite Couplings and the newest steel spring SAE Couplings. These Couplings provide excellent torsional features that are easily combined to a wide variety of interfaces.
In addition, other Geislinger products like the robust Gesilco® composite shaftline or Silenco® acoustic damping Coupling are excellent driveline system additions.