Suitable for any wind force



Integrated People Solutions, (IPS), has worked in the automotive space, enjoying the challenges of highly dynamic and variable markets. The ups and downs of the automotive industry are well known and drive the industry to be very near bleeding edge on many technologies including supply chain, metals, manufacturing, and IT. We enjoy seeing players who invest and push these boundaries and ZF Friedrichshafen AG is one of those companies. When they posted this pre-view of upcoming transmission technology, it really resonated with our team, as we had an “ah ha” moment that ZF would be in the wind turbine transmission space, and we love the sustainbility aspect and vision they show.


ZF_logo_blue  Suitable for any wind force.  

ZF Wind Power Editors, September 27th, 2018

In a constantly evolving world, our renewable energy needs are growing. And with it growing, the importance of a reduced levelized cost of energy. Because of this growing energy need, turbine OEM’s are increasing the development rate of new and more powerful turbines, while boosting efficiency. ‘SHIFT’, ZF Wind Power’s modular gearbox platform, offers a cost efficient solution to support this trend. What is different about ‘SHIFT 6k’? Well, next to lower costs, this new platform variant guarantees higher performance, more flexibility and improved availability.


Enabling flexible turbine configurations… what does it mean?
Today, wind turbines are designed for specific wind conditions and locations. Thanks to the ‘SHIFT gearbox platform’, the way turbines are designed will change. Turbine OEM’s are now offered a broad range of gearbox torque specifications, all in the same validated physical design. This way, they can develop multiple turbine variants all supported by the same ‘SHIFT’ gearbox platform. The result? A wind turbine that better fits specific market needs in terms of output, cost and availability.


Wind turbine manufacturers search for high flexibility for new onshore and offshore turbines to significantly reduce the cost of wind energy. ‘SHIFT’ is the answer. Through the combination of advanced production and latest innovations, ZF Wind Power can offer a new variant: ‘SHIFT 6k’. This newborn is the most powerful gearbox platform for onshore wind turbines, while also covering offshore markets. The platform has an optimal torque density, powering new generation wind turbines from 4.5MW up to 7MW and rotor diameters of up to 180m.
“The new platform covers the dynamics of the wind market, safeguards specific customer requirements and reduces time-to-market significantly.”

— Jan Willem Ruinemans, Head of ZF Wind Power



Integrated People Solutions is an executive placement firm in Denver, Colorado, and is part of the Kennedy Executive Network


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