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Moventas developed the next generation vertical roller mill drives in co-operation with Loesche GmbH

Moventas has developed and launched a new bevel planetary gear model for high demanding dry-grinding applications with Loesche GmbH, producer of plants for the cement, mineral and power generation industry.

"The co-operation with Loesche GmbH in developing and designing a new generation of vertical roller mill drives was marked by a strong and deep co-operation just from the beginning. In working together with Loesche GmbH we have got a good understanding of the milling process and the customer requirements. Together with Loesche, I believe, we have found the most optimal and reliable solution for any new dry-milling power transmissions. At the same time we are very proud that Loesche GmbH relies on our new solution as the first in the industry." says Gerwin Klaner, Managing Director of Moventas GmbH.

Moventas' new next generation KL drive model is available in eight sizes for power ratings of up to 1.600 kW and drive torques of up to 520.000 Nm in a vertical mill. Various pre-designed equipment packages are also available and the drive can be equipped in line with the various special requirements.

Moventas complete service offering covers the drive unit preventive maintenance for unit's continuous operation, spare parts availability and quick responses for emerging service needs.

“The cooperation with Moventas in the project dry-grinding plant Niederaussem always went smoothly and target-oriented. This has been especially important during the process of putting this project in operation because at this point there is a very tight timeline. The successful and failure-free regular operation of the gear validates the high quality of Moventas gears and services” says supervising engineer Achim Steins, Loesche GmbH.

Moventas' new vertical mill drive is presented at the Hannover fair at hall 27 on booth D30 during 20-24th of April 2009.

For more information, please contact

Gerwin Klaner, Managing Director, Moventas GmbH
(Mobile phone 0049 160 530 12 87)

Ahti Ahonen, Senior Vice President, Industrial Gears division, Moventas
(Mobile phone 00358 40 5062 361)

About Moventas

Moventas is a wind gearbox technology expert and service provider. Moventas’ technology strives for lowering the cost of energy across the lifecycle of wind energy generation, from superior gearbox design and manufacture to extensive multi-brand service for 20 different turbine brands' gearboxes globally.