Microlubgear

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

Microlubgear

Microlubgear

Overall Status:

After successful business and technical feasibility analyses accomplished during 2013, Microlubgear lubrication final design and testing will be performed in 2014.

Project Coordinaton and Management:

Jasmina Casals

jasmina.casals@upc.edu

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.