ZF’s experience in developing mechanical designs and solutions in digital technology is resulting in a new platform approach for geared wind turbines. With a disruptive platform approach, ZF assures that new generation wind turbines can grow in torque requirements, with the same gearbox outer dimensions.

The connected gearbox can automatically sense the best way to optimise energy generation and improve turbine economics for any wind site condition. This approach will help customers to better plan for maintenance work and fine-tune the actual load on the gearbox. The products are available now, reducing cost of energy (COE) and ready for forward selling enabling turbine manufacturers to win auctions.