Hydroelectric power stations are often inside listed buildings. The structure of these buildings cannot be altered. If such a power station with open-flume turbines needs to be modernized, it is essential to adapt to the circumstances on site; in particular, the way the generator is situated determines which gear system design is required.
The gear system series developed by Eisenbeiss for such cases takes full account of this and the generator can be positioned horizontally by means of a bevel gear. Because the lubrication system is mounted on the gear unit, this compact unit can easily be installed on the existing system.