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We at Gearbox Express believe in renewable energy; it is core to our identity. Wind continues to become more and more competitive with other forms of energy, but component reliability, including gearbox longevity, is still not where the industry would like it to be. There are good initiatives underway to better understand the problems. Our mission is to support and be accretive to those initiatives ... (read more)

, as we believe only through knowledge sharing will innovation occur. Our blog has been established for that sole purpose; to share what we are seeing and create a forum for open, anonymous communication. Will you join us in that mission?

Many thanks to all those that have helped get the industry to where it is today. Below is a handful of our favorite articles. Please join our community to comment and or share other information. Moving forward, we will use this section for our miniseries of common gearbox damage modes.

Areas of discussion may include:

  • Intro to wind technology book topics
  • Gearbox vs. direct-drive
  • Gearbox design reliability issues (planetary, high speed failures)
  • Gearbox contamination reliability issues (debris, water)
  • Mainshaft bearing issues
  • Planetary bearing issues.
  • Preventative maintenance practices
  • Predictive maintenance practices
  • Oil change out techniques
  • Gearbox alignment
  • Diagnosing the severity of a gearbox problem (when to perform up tower vs. down tower)
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Gearbox Express to serve as the North American service and repair partner for Eickhoff

September 5, 2017 | Latest Industry News

Preferred Partnership Expands German Company’s Service Capabilities in North American Market Gearbox Express (GBX) has signed a framework agreement with Eickhoff Bochum to become its preferred North American partner for all up- and down-tower service both in and out of warranty, parts supply and new replacement gearboxes. “Currently, Eickhoff has more than 800 wind turbine […] Read article



Wind O&M Dallas 2017

  The Gearbox Express team will be at the Wind O&M Dallas conference April 10 – 12, 2017, and we are doing more than just attending. We are Exhibitors: Please visit us at our booth (#47 and #48) Featured presenters: Bruce Neumiller is showcasing our newest gearbox technology, Revolution 2.0, on Tuesday, April 11, noon – […] Read article



GBX Welcomes Mukwonago Education Foundation

The Gearbox Express team was proud to welcome more than 200 community members and supporters of the Mukwonago Education Foundation (MEF), as they held their annual fundraising dinner and auction at our new facility. Although MEF is a relatively young organization, having just celebrated its 12th Anniversary; its impact has been significant. It has distributed more than […] Read article



Our growth trajectory continues!

August 2, 2016 | Latest Industry News

Our growth trajectory continues! This $1.5 million round of funding from our investors is earmarked to support that growth. It’s an exciting time for the wind energy industry and for GBX! Gearbox Express LLC, a Mukwonago wind turbine service company, has raised $1.5 million to fund future growth, the company said Thursday. Privately-held Gearbox Express […] Read article

Gearbox Express Sen Ron Johnson

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Visits our New Mukwonago Facility

June 28, 2016 | Latest Industry News

It was a thrill to host Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson at our new Mukwonago facility on Friday, June 24. He and some of his staff joined about 40 of our friends, family and business partners on a tour where he got to see how we are leading the charge in the wind energy industry in […] Read article

Tom Kiernan & Bruce Neumiller

Gearbox Express New Facility Launch Event

We were thrilled to unveil our new headquarters to wind industry leaders, state and local officials, customers, business colleagues, friends and family at our Grand Opening event on May 3, 2016. Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association shared the latest industry news with the 150+ people attending. It was exactly four years […] Read article

Gearbox Express, Mukwonago, WI

Gearbox Express New Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility

We were blown away by big opportunity. Gearbox Express opened the doors in our wind energy start-up just four short years ago. We have exceeded projections, expectations and capacity — and need a new headquarters with new innovations to meet demands. Wind Energy is alive and well, and open for business Wisconsin and Gearbox Express […] Read article



2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee

April 21, 2016 | Latest Industry News

Congratulations to our founder and CEO, Bruce Neumiller, for being named a finalist in the midwest division for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year®. This is his second nomination in as many years, which further proves that Bruce’s innovative ideas, visionary leadership and absolute dedication to GBX’s customers is what makes us successful. See […] Read article

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Learning is in the air for students at Gearbox Express

March 23, 2016 | Latest Industry News

About 60 lucky third-grade students from Cushing Elementary School ended their study of air with a tour of Gearbox Express, 155 W. Dewey Drive, Mukwonago, on March 11. That’s what happens when Chief Executive Officer Bruce Neumiller’s daughter is in the class and he is friends with Cushing teacher Steve Page. What better culminating activity […] Read article



Gearbox Express New Facility Construction Progress

November 1, 2015 | Latest Industry News

We are excited to share this time-lapse video of the construction progress at our new 75,000-square-foot facility! Read article

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