Develop a new automatic lubrication device for pitch and yaw gears that decrease maintenance, increase energy generation and prevents excessive wear.



Overall Status:

After successful business and technical feasibility analyses accomplished during 2013, Microlubgear lubrication final design and testing has been performed. Product is commercially available since 2015.

Project Coordinaton and Management:

Eduardo Vicente


Project Consortium:

Product: Automatic lubrication device for wind turbine pitch and yaw gears

Microlubgear is a new concept for lubrication systems that takes advantage of the volume in gear dedendum to embed a micro-fabricated part that continuously supplies fresh grease at the contact region. The system takes advantage of micro-technology and micro-tribology to fabricate a micro-nozzle that is the base of a new generation of high efficiency automatic lubrication systems.