Context and Issue
The tolerances of the gates raceways are very important. In fact, the deterioration increases with the years, so if small bumps are present on the path, the wheel passing over the hump will be heavily overloaded with respect to adjacent wheels. Overloads prematurely wear out the wheels and can cause serious damage to the wheels. In such situations, it is necessary to stop the generating unit to repair the wheels, which is not desirable for the production of a power plant.
Development of a balanced wheel system capable of correcting the defects of the raceways and thereby allowing the wheels to roll on trajectories that are less linear. It is also possible to use a new type of rolling path. We are currently working on encouraging the standardization of the wheels and raceways.
Development in process.