Voith will debut the new BHS AeroMaXX technology for turbo parallel-shaft gear units at Power-Gen Europe 2016 (booth 3HD128). The inner housing and optimised sleeve bearings are designed to reduce power loss and oil consumption by 30%. The solution includes a passive-mechanical character. Voith offers a warranty period of 36 months.
The BHS AeroMaXX technology reduces these losses by separating lubrication and cooling. An inner housing in the direct vicinity of the gear set absorbs heat and dissipates it into the bottom area on the external surface on the inner housing via cooling oil. This means that a substantially smaller volume of oil is required for the actual lubrication of the teeth contact surfaces and the swirling oil/air mixture is minimised.
In addition to the inner housing, the technology also includes new ‘BHS EcoMax’ sleeve bearings on the pinion shaft. The hydrodynamic bearings are optimised for the application and guarantee high energy efficiency with significant oil savings.
BHS AeroMaXX is designed for high pitch line velocities in connection with medium to high powers that, for example, occur in the driveline of power plants with compressors and generators. In such applications the technology can be retrofitted in already installed gear units during standard maintenance of the driveline, without additional downtime.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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