GE has announced the opening of its Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab at the site of GE’s Power Generation Repair Technology Center in Albany, NY, USA.
Technical capabilities of the Innovation Lab include:
- prototyping tools such as 3D printers and computer numerical control machines.
- robotic welding and machining tools.
- repair of various gearbox models.
- turbine generator repair
The facility is equipped with technologies to support fast development and innovation for repairs to the wind turbine’s gearbox and rotor creating a lab environment to simulate and solve problems that previously had to be worked on more than 100 meters in the air and at remote sites.