AltEnergis has added a novel gearbox monitor to it's portfolio
04/12/2013

AltEnergis has added a second exciting and innovative technology to it's portfolio - a novel gearbox condition monitoring technology

Online PR News – 12-April-2013 – London, England – AltEnergis has added a second exciting and innovative technology to its portfolio - a novel gearbox condition monitoring technology, invented by Kam Chana, a mechanical engineer and the Commercial and Technical Director of the Oxford Turbine Research Facility at the University of Oxford. Through ISIS Innovation, the technology transfer company for the University of Oxford, AltEnergis has agreed to take forward and commercialise this pioneering technology that is able to constantly and accurately monitor the condition of wind turbine gearboxes and shafts - a common problem area for the industry.

Gregory Day, CTO of AltEnergis is very pleased with the addition of this technology to the company's portfolio, especially considering that most questions surrounding the success of the wind energy industry have been centred on the reliability of turbine gearboxes, not only in the UK, but globally. He added, "The gearbox monitor is a key technology and will address a clear market need in improving the reliability of the wind sector - especially when used in offshore applications. No other competent technology exists in this area creating a great opportunity for AltEnergis to further develop this technology and in turn create a significant impact to the efficiency of wind energy".

AltEnergis also aims to further the development of this technology in other markets too, as the technology is universally applicable into any gearbox. We intend explore all commercially viable routes to market for this technology such as the helicopter gearbox market where the technology could help save lives.