HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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The intelligent gearbox - more performance and predictable maintenance

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Hall 19, Stand C49



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Industrie 4.0, Motion, Drive & Automation, Predictive Maintenance

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With an increasing installed base of wind power plants, the focus on operational cost and maintenance efforts is also rising. To facilitate these challenges ZF contributes its "Intelligent Wind Power Gearbox" to optimize wind turbine performance and reliability.

Dynamic torque measurement has a high potential to optimize drive train performance and reliability by avoiding excessive stress on the components. The accumulated load data can also be used for a sophisticated evaluation of the remaining lifetime. Rotor imbalances can be detected and critical operation points actively prevented.

Health status monitoring of the oil quality and operational vibrations ensure early detection of defects. The Intelligent Gearbox therefore comes equipped with state-of-the-art CMS sensors.

All the measured information is enriched with the domain knowledge of ZF as a major global gearbox manufacturer and provided to the customers in a cloud environment.


 Dr. Dietmar Tilch

Dr. Dietmar Tilch

Director lndustrial Technology - Condition Monitoring Systems, ZF Industrieantriebe GmbH

Studied electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
PhD thesis at the Institute for Machine Tools in Karlsruhe.
1998 Entrance into the former Mannesmann Rexroth AG as developer for ...

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