Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The SE drives offer load-holding and rotational torque from one enclosed gearbox.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The VE offers vertical mounting and a fully-enclosed drive in one high-powered unit.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The KE drive offers an IP55 rating with no maintenance required after installation.

Single Axis

Single-axis slewing drives rotate around one axis. These products are the standard in slewing drives, the easiest to install, and the most commonly used. The S is an open drive offering easy adjustments for equipment requiring daily maintenance.

Dual Axis

Dual-axis slewing drives rotate around two separate axes independently at the same time. These products can hold large loads with a wide range of movement. The SDE is a dual positioner that can be mounted on a combination of axes to offer a full range of movement.

Rings & Gears

Slewing rings and gears are used when an entire gearbox is not needed. These products are specialized, individual components and can be functional in new marketplaces and unique applications. Slewing rings offer rotary devices a cost-effective, load-holding solution in a compact design.

Rings & Gears

Slewing rings and gears are used when an entire gearbox is not needed. These products are specialized, individual components and can be functional in new marketplaces and unique applications. The W rotator offers high power and rotational control in a compact package.

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Slew Drives for Wind Energy Production Solution

Wind

Efficient energy solutions, rotational torque control

Kinematics slewing drives provide consistent stability and movement control as a reliable, wind energy-production solution. They are designed, tested, and guaranteed for a 30-year field life.

A dependable slewing gear makes wind-collection systems more effective at energy production. Enormous wind turbines require slewing drives for both yaw and pitch rotation and control. They turn the power station of the turbine so the fan blades always face the wind direction. Blade speed increases once the prime wind direction is found, which enables faster spinning for higher energy output.

Encased and tested for durability, Kinematics drives can withstand corrosion and offer consistent production despite environmental factors. When wind energy systems are located in harsh environments like deserts and in bodies of water, sand and salt water can cause a breakdown of parts. The Kinematics slewing drives protect against these elements and keep turbines running efficiently without maintenance for years.

The Kinematics hourglass worm technology engages up to 11 teeth at a time, allowing for greater stability and control of rotational torque. A gearbox with higher tooth engagement produces much more power and higher torque endurance, creating an efficient wind energy solution.

For more information on wind applications, download our catalog.

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Specific Applications


Wind Turbines

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines use the wind to spin their concaved blades and send the wind force down their pedestal to produce energy through a generator. Slewing drives are used to rotate the power station on top of the pedestal. They are also located on each fan blade to situate the turbine correctly so it faces the wind and creates the most energy. It is critical for the blades to follow the wind, as a turbine in motion creates more electricity and ultimately, higher profit.


Contact us for customized solutions for your wind projects.

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