Gearbox Express is the only independent company in North America solely focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing solutions. The team at Gearbox Express focuses strictly on gearboxes, and they know how to keep them running.
Gearbox Express’ testing applications involve high levels of torque which require a coupling with a continuous torque rating of over 3 million in-lbs. This is enough torque to generate 1 megawatt of wind energy. In addition, the coupling needs to allow gearboxes to be changed efficiently while maintaining a high level of reliable performance.
After reviewing the application details, PSC specified a Series 57-4628 coupling with a continuous torque rating of 3.125 million in-lbs. The coupling incorporates flanges that can be easily removed from the gearbox and the motor while leaving the center member assembly intact for quick changeover.
Gearbox Express has been pleased with the performance of PSC’s Series 57-4628 coupling. The coupling continues to provide reliable performance with quick changeovers which is allowing high uptime and low changeover times during operation. According to John McKay, VP of Operations for Gearbox Express, “Gearbox Express needed a custom coupling solution, and we knew the PSC team could meet our needs with quality, technical support, and customer service.”