, 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)
Five of us from Gearbox Express traveled to San Diego late February for the American Wind Energy Association’s Annual O&M Conference. Each of us had attended in previous years, but for Tony McCartney (Account Manager) and me (John McKay), it was our first time as a Gearbox Express staff member; making it all the more […] Read article
The GBX team attended Wind O&M Canada; Canada’s number one event for wind O&M business leaders and service specialists. The conference and exhibition, held at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto December 4 – 5, welcomed nearly 200 from both the United Sates and Canada. Bruce Neumiller, our CEO, was a featured speaker focusing on preventing […] Read article
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
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
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! 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
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
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
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
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