Despite the negative announcements from central government PGC along with other companies in the wind industry are determined to grow the sector from their basis here in Northern Ireland. Precision Gear Company based in Toomebridge has a long heritage in the wind industry and has grown with the wind industry over the past years learning how to adapt to the ever moving requirements of this young and challenging industry. When Precision Gear Company entered the market 500kW turbines were regarded as being very large, that was then now the norm is 1.5MW to 3MW for on shore and up to 6MW off shore. These are large pieces of equipment that are manufactured for the most part in northern Europe and the US. Precision Gear Company specializes in the repair and…
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[gallery ids="3813,3812,3815"] Wind turbine and industrial gearbox engineers. Up tower repairs Up tower inspections Full repair shop designed specifically for gearbox repair Re manufacture of internal gearbox components Working throughout Europe Tel: 0044 (0)28 796 50471 Email: Richard@pregear.co.uk Web. www.pregear.co.uk
The recently held gearbox training course was deemed to be a great success by delegates and lecturers alike. "We believe the interest was strong enough to justify running another course 2013" commented Richard Hogg of PGC. The fact that the delegates were in a working environment for the practical part of the curriculum and were able to make actual inspections of damaged gearboxes was a great advantage. The new Moventas V47 gear fitted with the latest remote monitoring system CMaS was of interest to all as it demonstrated the ability to not only record vibration but also monitor the condition of the oil.