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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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

Remi Bakker Gearbox Express

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

2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Nomination

June 18, 2015 | Latest Industry News

Congratulations to our founder and CEO, Bruce Neumiller, for being named a finalist in the midwest division for the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year®. Although his name wasn’t called as the winner at the awards gala in Chicago on June 17, we are proud that he was recognized for his vision, leadership and innovative […] Read article

Construction begins for Gearbox Express

Gearbox Express Expansion

May 13, 2015 | Latest Industry News

Photo By Carol Spaeth-Bauer Mukwonago’s new business park ushers in opportunities for area residents Village of Mukwonago — Trucks pulled in off Highway 83, south of I-43, moving behind the crowd gathered for the groundbreaking of the more than 40 acre Mukwonago Gateway Business Park on May 8. West of where shining shovels poised to […] Read article

Finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year

May 7, 2015 | Latest Industry News

GBX Founder among finalists for EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Midwest award. Village of Mukwonago — Bruce Neumiller’s vision for Gearbox Express in 2011 is exactly what the local business has become in 2015: a rapidly expanding wind turbine service company. “We started the business from nothing and built it into a fairly successful […] Read article

Thinking outside the gearbox –

March 30, 2015 | Latest Industry News

Gearbox Express credits rapid growth to customer service, unique approach MUKWONAGO – Representatives from an Oregon company received hands-on instruction inside Gearbox Express’s Mukwonago facility Tuesday – something that was unheard of a short time ago in the wind energy industry. CEO Bruce Neumiller said up until he and fellow founding members Brian Halverson, chief […] Read article

7th Annual Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Summit

We’re  hoping to see you in Dallas in a few weeks at the Wind O&M Summit – the event has really taken shape in both content and expected attendance. Key highlights from North America’s premier O&M meeting include: Cutting-edge discussion topics including an all OEM / ISP Power Panel featuring Siemens, GE, Broadwind, Duke Energy, […] Read article