Are you looking for a gearbox specialist for hydroelectric power?

KACHELMANN GETRIEBE is a specialist in the design, manufacture and repair of gearboxes for hydroelectric power.



KACHELMANN GETRIEBE has stood for gearbox expertise in hydroelectric power for over 125 years.

  • Energy-saving due to high efficiency.
  • Low-noise operation due to optimised gearing.
  • Existing components are optimally integrated into new designs.
  • Use of the gearboxes on the different turbine types (Kaplan, Francis) is possible.

You too can benefit from our experience from over 1.000 projects in the branch hydroelectric power.

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Facts about
gearboxes for
hydroelectric power.

Consulting, design, production, documentation, assembly, maintenance, repair / retrofit, KACHELMANN lifecycle management, logistics

New construction:

  • Sufficiently dimensioned gearbox sizes - up to 20 t.
  • Consideration of customer-specific requirements for size and installation situation.
  • Sufficiently dimensioned roller bearings and sealing elements.
  • Optimum oil supply ensures efficient running of the gearbox.
  • Noise-damped housings minimise noise emission.
  • Individual lubrication systems or connection to central lubrication systems.
  • Monitoring elements according to customer requirements - also remote monitoring.

Instandsetzung / Retrofit:
Also third-party products, such as Weiler, Flender, Hueber Baacke, Ostermann, Jahnel Kestermann (JaKe), Lohmann u Stolterfoth, Eisenbeiss, Kumera and many others.

Production location:


Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer e.V.

References from the hydroelectric power industry.

Overhaul of a helical-bevel turbine gearbox on a Kaplan turbine
Turbine gearboxes for power generation
Turbine gearbox for hydropower plant
Turbine gearbox between Kaplan turbine and generator
Turbine gearbox for water turbine
Renovation of the turbine gearbox at the 'Erba' lock

Gear types and gearbox types from hydroelectric power in various applications.

Gear type

Helical gearbox
Helical bevel gearbox

Gearbox type

Turbine gearboxes
Lock drives
Weir drives

Application areas

Gearboxes for trash rack cleaning systems
Gearboxes for blade adjustment on Kaplan turbines
Gear units for chain drives
Gearboxes for waste water treatment plants
Gearboxes for basket belt screening machines
Gear units for aeration systems in sewage treatment plants

Customer opinions from the hydroelectric power industry.

A great service with the highest quality

Thank you for the uncomplicated solution to our problem!

The service and speed are unbeatable

You definitely deliver faster than I get an SAP order number internally...

The gearbox is already installed and runs perfectly.

I would like to thank you and the whole team of Kachelmann for the good cooperation. The gearbox is already installed and runs perfectly.

Absolutely satisfied, very good service, always happy to return!

Great that you have all the documents of the gearboxes immediately at hand ... with us it stops in 1990.
And some manufacturers could take a leaf out of the running time of your gearboxes.