Increasing Availability And Lowering Energy Costs
Pure Torque* is a product differentiator in the marketplace. It can extend the life of the drive train, deliver higher reliability and availability, and reduce maintenance costs, resulting in a lower overall cost of energy.
Pure Torque diverts loads directly to the front frame instead rather than to the drivetrain. This lowers the risk of gearbox failures, and increases the reliability of GE's offshore wind turbine compared to other turbines with conventional drivetrains.
The innovative electromechanical layout combines GE’s unique and proven rotor support technology with a direct-drive permanent magnet generator, improving reliability in the turbine’s drivetrain. Pure Torque also protects the generator and improves performance by safely diverting unwanted stress from the wind toward the turbine’s tower through the main frame.