Historic milestones


1532: Foundation as a blacksmith
1803: Designated "Royal Mine and Smelter"
1880: Production of agricultural machinery
1927: BHS – "Bayerische Berg-, Hütten- und Salzwerke AG" (Bavarian Mining, Smelting and Salt works Corporation)
1932: Manufacture of high-performance gearboxes using the Stoeckicht principle
1951: Planetary gear unit with double helical toothing
1954: Turbo parallel shaft gear unit
1960: High-speed gear coupling
1961: Rotor turning gear unit using the swivel pinion principle
1965: Pitch line velocity >100 m/s
1970: Integral gear unit
1973: Initial thrust collar design
1976: Turbo gear unit with power of 30 MW
1980: Pitch line velocity >200 m/s
1984: Turbo gear unit with power of 54 MW
1985: Diaphragm coupling
1993: Turbo parallel shaft gear unit, 75 MW
1993: Integral gear unit for LNG re-liquificaction
2001: Start of the wave of modernization
2002: Mega PTA integral gear unit (5 m wide, 4.5 m high, 42 metric tons, > 28 MW, > 11,000 rpm)
2003: Turbo planetary gear, 32 MW
2003: UltraCool sleeve bearings
2003: Turbo planetary gear, 1.4 MW, 62,000 rpm, i = 20.7
2004: Turbo planetary gear, 4.3 MW, 25,000 rpm, i = 13.9
2005: Turbo parallel shaft gear unit, 34.4 MW, 10,600 rpm, 176 m/s
2007: Founding of Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe GmbH
2007: Turbo parallel shaft gear unit, 27.3 MW, 8,500 rpm, i = 5.7
2007: PTA integral gear unit with idler gear and turbine shaft
2008: Integral gear unit for 8-stage gear unit compressors, 6.7 MW, 38,100 rpm
2008: Power distribution gear unit, 2.5 MW @ 19,700 to 55,650 rpm
2009: Turbo parallel shaft gear unit, 48.7 MW @ 1,000 to 5,630 rpm with 465,000 Nm
2010: Giga PTA integral gear unit