In response to today's wind market revolution, with efforts to reduce subsidy costs and spur efficient innovation into the future, ZF has developed a new kind of wind gearbox - a platform highly scalable and supporting new turbine designs that will innovate our future energy supply.
With a torque range covering 3000 to 8000 kNm, ZF Wind Power’s SHIFT modular gearbox platform portfolio enables cost-efficient turbine designs for all markets with a wind power density ranging from 125 W/m2 up to 500 W/m2.
Where the SHIFT 7k variant with a torque range up to 8000kNm addresses the high power, high output onshore segments as well as dedicated offshore markets, the SHIFT 3k variant covers the requirements for high capacity factors in low to very low wind sites to boost annual energy production. Together with SHIFT 4k and SHIFT 6k, the SHIFT platform is able to maximize energy production at every wind site.
We have bundled our experience in high-torque applications and reliable wind gearbox technology to create a new wind gearbox platform to cover the dynamics of the wind market, safeguard specific customer requirements, and reduce time-to-market significantly.
To keep pace with the Levelized Cost of Energy reduction and to stabilize product lifetime to acceptable levels, ZF SHIFT platform offers full flexibility in turbine performance upgrades.
SHIFT platform covers broad torque ranges offering flexibility in turbine configuration in case of auction biddings.