in News Departments > Products & Technologies
print the content item

Romax Technology, a designer of gearboxes and drivetrains for the wind power industry, has launched a new medium-speed drivetrain intended for the next generation of onshore and offshore wind turbines ranging from 3 MW to 10 MW in capacity.

Romax says one of the key benefits of the Butterfly platform is that it offers turbine designers and manufacturers a quicker route to market and reduced risk with their new turbine products. Furthermore, because Romax is a designer and not a manufacturer, customers are not tied to a single supply source, the company notes.

The Butterfly drivetrain platform offers multiple component and subassembly sourcing options, and covers all elements of the drivetrain, including the rotor-shaft assembly, gearbox, generator, bearings, couplings, brake system and lubricating system. It is also designed to exceed GL2010 and IEC 61400 requirements.

The Butterfly drivetrain platform offers a number of flexible design options, including a two-bearing or moment-bearing front-end arrangement, multiple generator technologies and multiple mainframe configurations. A key feature of the Butterfly platform is that the gearbox and generator are semi-integrated, which shortens the drivetrain and eliminates issues such as poor alignment between the two components, Romax explains.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995