Application —  11th May 2016

Various application examples of the Geislinger Compowind® Coupling

The Geislinger Compowind® is suitable for various wind turbine drivetrain concepts. According to the different demands of wind turbine manufacturers, the weight-saving coupling can be individually customized and integrated into the individual drive-train layout.

The Pre-Post Study of the Geislinger Compowind® Coupling is based on a wind turbine with a four-point suspension and a gearbox with hydraulic torque support. Further basic configurations of various geared and direct-drive bearings for wind turbine drive-train concepts can be seen below:

Picture 1: Compowind® in direct-drive wind turbine
Picture 1: Compowind® in direct-drive wind turbine
Picture 2: Compowind®​​ in geared wind turbine
Picture 2: Compowind®​​ in geared wind turbine

The Geislinger Compowind® is a lightweight, fatigue-resistant, and maintenance-free composite low-speed coupling which absorbs misalignments and bending moments efficiently. Therefore, the advanced carbon fibre reinforced composite membrane coupling protects the gearbox and the whole drivetrain from non-torque loads. The illustrations depicted above exemplary indicate possible pure torque drive-train solutions. To meet the demands of different applications, each Compowind® coupling is customized and thus perfectly integrated into the individual drivetrain layout. Furthermore, different Compowind® designs ensure fitting interfaces to the adjacent components.