When the wind is blowing, wind turbines should produce clean energy continuously. Avoiding downtimes is crucial in order not to forfeit energy production. Therefore, our Intelligent Gearbox supports pro-active maintenance and optimization of repair actions on the drive train.
How this works? Firstly, the service ensures the availability of the right spare parts for every individual gearbox at the right time and at the right place. Consumed lifetime analytics, based on ZF’s gearbox expertise combined with real measured loads, provide an indicator of its lifetime consumption per each individual gearbox component. These indicators combine statistically based remaining lifetime analytics, in order to optimize the spare parts management.
Secondly, monitoring solutions inside the Intelligent Gearbox triggers alerts indicating which particular wind turbine needs which repair solution. This way, pro-active maintenance can be efficiently planned, and a professional service team can ensure each wind turbine is up and running in the shortest time possible.