Why are gearboxes failing prematurely?

December 9, 2013
This article was posted in Latest Industry News

InspectionGearboxes are designed and certified for operation utilizing a prescribed set of loads and speed. But wind blows differently in Ontario than it does in Iowa. If OEM material quality or assembly workmanship is not as designed, site conditions (capacity factor, wind class, curtailment, etc) will dramatically shorten gearbox life. Improper lubricant maintenance will exacerbate these problems ever further.

Gearbox Express has had its hands in thousands of gearboxes, giving us a clear understanding of what can, and does, go wrong. Here are some common failure points of a gearbox:

  • Service
  • Environmental
  • Maintenance

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