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GEISLINGER COMPOWIND® COUPLING

Lightweight, maintenance-free coupling for double digit MNm class
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Lightweight, maintenance-free coupling for double digit MNm class

GEISLINGER COMPOWIND® COUPLING

The Geislinger Compowind® coupling is based on more than 25 years of experience in developing fatigue resistant, maintenance-free and weight-saving couplings and shaft lines.

Installed between the rotor and the gearbox, the low speed shaft coupling is made from advanced fibre composites which enable the gearbox to be mounted rigidly onto the main frame. Additionally, the Compowind® Coupling facilitates highly integrated next-generation drivetrain architectures. Thanks to its low and almost linear restoring forces, virtually all occurring non-torque loads are effectively absorbed by the composite mem­branes.

Compowind® protects the gearbox and the whole drivetrain by significantly reducing non-torque loads. It allows the gearbox to be rigidly attached to the main frame for which reason drivetrain bending Eigenmodes are virtually eliminated and the dynamic beha­vior is improved beyond comparison. This is not only important under severe load con­ditions and after the occurrence of special events, but also helps to achieve tonality free wind turbines: The comparatively low stiff­ness and the good damping properties of the Geislinger Compowind® reduce the sound transfer from the gearbox to the rotor blades, while the attenuation of Eigenmodes helps to reduce sound propagation within the dri­vetrain in general. For this reason, the noise radiation from the rotor blades, the gearbox housing, the gearbox supports, and the tower is effectively reduced. This poses an additio­nal customer value and a clear competitive advantage for onshore applications.

Compowind® is resistant to heat, frost, salt­water and oil and offers electrical insulation as an option. The use of advanced materials and our state-of-the-art manufacturing me­thods give wind turbine producers a competi­tive lead in the race for weight, enhancement of reliability and reduction of operational cost (OPEX). Every Compowind® is customized to each application.

Download: Geislinger Application Guide Wind Power

Technical data

  • Torque & Misalignment: Customized to your requirements
  • Ambient temperature: -45°C to 100°C

Advantages

  • Fatigue resistant
  • Maintenance-free
  • Low restoring forces
  • Sound insulation
  • Weight saving design
  • Electric insulation (optional)
  • No aging, no wear, resistant to heat, frost, saltwater and oil
  • Geislinger monitoring system GMS is available
  • Geislinger Compowind® coupling containing four membranes and an intermediate tube.

Applications

  • Wind Power