Gearing Solutions Yaw Drives Offer Efficient Power-to-Weight Ratios
June 28, 2018—
These proven designs are ideal for turbines ranging in size from 10 kW to 50 kW, for agricultural, industrial and home wind turbine markets.
Using unique roller gear technology, Gearing Solutions wind turbine Yaw Drives have an unparalleled power to weight ratio, achieving great efficiency. With aluminum housings, these proven yaw drives are up to 50 percent lighter with the smallest profile on the market, creating a premium weight to torque ratio. This power density makes installation and maintenance/repair much easier and faster, especially when working at height in a restricted space environment.
The lighter weight also allows the Gearing Solutions Yaw Drive to be more responsive, quickly redirecting alignment so that the turbine blades face the wind, producing the maximum amount of electrical energy at all times. These proven designs are ideal for turbines ranging in size from 10 kW to 50 kW, for agricultural, industrial and home wind turbine markets. Despite their lighter weight, Gearing Solutions Yaw Drives are durable, providing years of trouble-free service. Many have been in service for five years. This longevity eliminates the emergency tower climbing to replace broken gearboxes, and yields more economical power delivery.