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  • Offer Profile
  • ZF Wind Power is a globally established designer, manufacturer, and supplier of tailor-made gearboxes for wind turbines. The new business unit of the ZF Group is the result of a successful integration between two technology leaders. The merger between ZF, one of the world’s leading automotive industry suppliers, and the former Hansen Transmissions, one of the global leaders in wind turbine gearboxes, is propelled by a combination of experience, expertise, efficient production, and innovation.
Product Portfolio
  • Gearboxes

      • 3 point suspension

      • Robust and well-proven

        For conventional wind turbines, 3 point suspension ZF Wind Power offers products with a proven design topology featuring a combination of one or two planetary stages and one or two parallel gear stages. The gearboxes for conventional 3 point suspension wind turbine designs function as the second support point of the rotor shaft. Therefore, the planet carrier, the planet carrier bearings and the torque arm have been dimensioned to carry these extra loads.

        Advantages
        • This product series can bank on an extensive track record
        • Components are sourced from a broad and established supplier base, providing our customers with proven reliability
        • These products are high-runners in the onshore market and lower MW range
      • 4 point suspension

      • Reliable technology for all challenges

        For conventional wind turbines with 4 point suspension ZF Wind Power offers products with a proven design topology featuring a combination of one or two planetary stages and one or two parallel gear stages. This product series can bank on an extensive track record, with components sourced from a broad and established supplier base, providing our customers with proven reliability.

        Advantages
        • This product series can bank on an extensive track record
        • Components are sourced from a broad and established supplier base, providing our customers with proven reliability
        • These products are high-runners in the onshore market and lower MW range
        • In the multi-MW range the split planet concept, which also uses our proven pre-tensioned taper roller bearings in the first planetary stage, enables a leap in MW scale whilst enabling the use of planet bearing sizes known from smaller gearboxes
      • Generator side integrated

      • The perfect balance between reliability an complexity

        ZF Wind Power is one of the industry leaders when it comes to integrated medium speed drives for wind turbines, with the prototype of our medium speed gearbox already introduced in 2009. With this experience, and following the growing market interest in wind turbines with medium-speed generators, ZF Wind Power is the ideal partner for developing new medium speed drives in the multi-megawatt class.

        Advantages
        • ZF Wind Power firmly believes in the viability of these hybrid solutions, as these systems strike an attractive balance between reliability and complexity
        • ZF counts on longtime experience in the field of transmission development
        • High durability, low maintenance costs
      • Rotor side integrated

      • Compact design, high performance

        The current integrated rotor side solutions build upon the strengths of the bogie principle in the first planetary stage. The bogie principle can compensate for deformations in the surrounding structures thereby ensuring optimal gear load distribution under all operational conditions. This gearbox design allows our customers to design their nacelle frame structures for strength, leading to minimum weight, instead of for stiffness, which is required for alignment purposes in conventional designs.

        Advantages
        • Compact design, optimized for high torque density and power to weight ratios, without compromising performance
        • In the 3.0 MW design, an integrated double taper row main bearing transfers rotor loads whilst the gearbox housing stiffens the nacelle frame leading to record low tower top weights
        • The 3.0 MW gearbox design features excellent efficiency through lubrication by means of an external oil tank, instead of an internal oil sump
    • Features

        • Proven Design Concepts

        • ZF Wind Power firmly believes that the future is geared and moreover that the future is integrated.
        • Product Features at a Glance

        • All of our products ensure high quality at competitive price levels and at proximity of our woldwide customers.
        • Reliability in Components

        • Wind turbine gearboxes consist of a broad variety of large, high-tech components with a high power density.
        • Simulation and Testing

        • Both new technology and product developments require intensive simulation and experimental validation.
        • Broad Product Range

        • ZF designs and produces gearboxes for wind turbines with a power capacity from 1.5 to 6.15 MW.
        • Manufacturing Excellence

        • High-precision manufacturing and careful handling are mandatory for smooth and reliable operation.
      • Services

          • Overview of service portfolio

          • ZF Services offers multi-brand mechanical drivetrain repair and service with repair centers and on-site service capacity available worldwide.
          • Service network worldwide

          • Global presence, local service - ZF Services is represented in all important markets.
          • Regional wind service centers

          • One of the regional wind service centers is located in Dortmund, Germany.
          • Wind-Service: no "high-anxiety" here!

          • Follow a wind energy service technician around at his workplace high above the ground.
          • Video: Service for Wind Power

          • Learn through this video how ZF Services supports consistent service and efficient maintenance of wind energy gearboxes.