Generator gearboxes can be used for the low-cost production of electricity on board. They are used with low-speed diesel engines and can be used for generator operation as well as for PTI/PTH operation (emergency operation). They can transmit power up to 8,000 kW. Installation is on the propeller shaft or on the front of the main engine. By integration of a gear unit a smaller and thereby lighter shaft generator can be used. It can be driven with high speed. 1,800 up to 3,600 rpm are common.
FLENDER gear units have been used for this application, since many years, so far. The high material and manufacturing quality of our gear units results in a long service-life. Meanwhile, the gear units care for an unceasing operation of the generator.