etaX® − high-speed gear unit optimized for minimum power loss
The ever-increasing performance limits in the high-speed gear unit market have prompted ongoing further developments in RENK’s gear unit technology. Newly developed RENK technologies such as Vakutech® or ISOPress® bearings enable us to cut the loss of power by nearly half today. At the same time, we are increasing the level of operating safety with a significantly reduced temperature level in the gear tooth area.
RENK has been continually delivering technology of this kind to energy companies around the world since the year 2000. The additional costs are typically compensated for within two to three years.
The sophisticated RENK etaX® technology is currently the latest, most economical and mature high-speed gear unit concept in the 30–180 MW range.
An integrated safety feature, etaX®-CONTROL, monitors and controls the operation in atmospheric or vacuum mode completely automatically. Unrestricted operation is possible in both modes without limitations.
The flexible basic concept behind the etaX® range enables the greatest possible flexibility and adaptability for retrofitting existing standard gear unit solutions with higher levels of power loss.