BHS – Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe

Power Plant Gear Units

Hans-Boeckler-Strasse 7, Sonthofen D-87527,Other, Germany

Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe GmbH (BHS) manufacture high performance turbo gearboxes, couplings and rotor turning gear units for high-speed and industrial applications for the power plant equipment industry. We have realised turbo gear unit products for applications up to a transmitted output of 80MW or rotational speeds of up to 80,000rpm. BHS’ client base includes numerous global players and leading original equipment manufacturers and operators, all of whom value our products and services.

Today the company positions itself as a high-tech gear unit manufacturer offering a modern machine park and a highly-qualified workforce. Extensive measures are in place to guarantee the quality of our products.


BHS turbo parallel shaft gears ensure the provision of reliable high-power transmissions and are driven by electric motors, gas / steam turbines or internal combustion engines.

Our parallel shaft gears are specially suited to high-speed applications and are designed for continuous operation. Depending on application, the wheel sets are designed as helical or double helical gears with or without thrust cone. Our range includes:

  • A-series, transmission of large outputs at low ratios
  • A-series parallel shift gear unit (type AD63Q) with mounted pump and BHS rotor turning gear unit
  • H-series, transmission of average outputs and average ratios
  • A-series, special load gear unit for gas turbines
  • Auxiliary gear unit with claw coupling

BHS turbo parallel shaft gears are used wherever a reliable system is demanded. These gears achieve high speeds and power densities. They are built both in horizontal and vertical arrangements, which makes them highly adaptable. Additional units, such as lubrication oil pumps and rotor turning gears, can be mounted on the free shaft ends of the gears.

OEMs and plant operators prefer BHS as a supplier of turbo parallel shaft gears because of our ability to reliably transmit high power and speeds with low power losses.

Turbo parallel shaft gears are designed and manufactured at BHS for power ranging from 100kW to 100,000kW and speeds of up to approximately 40,000rpm.


Our integrally geared compressors compress gases to a higher energy level or produce additional drive output using gear expanders. BHS integral gears form an “integral” unit with the compressors and / or expanders. Our range of integral gear units includes:

  • WG series multi-pinion integral gear unit with thrust cone
  • Single pinion integral gear unit TG-series with thrust collar
  • Integral-type spur-geared planetary gear unit (type RTGF) ready to house a compressor impeller

Integrally geared compressors generate lower costs compared with other types of compressor, offer a constantly expanding area of use / high efficiency levels and save space in the workplace. Multi-shaft integral gears are also equipped for intermediate cooling of the medium and for integrating various power machines such as electric motors, steam, gas and expansion turbines.

BHS integral gears transmit very high outputs and speeds with low power losses. Through the optimum interaction of components, such as impeller, bearings, toothing, sealing systems and the casing, we provide our customers with competitive advantages.

Integral gears are designed and manufactured at BHS with up to ten compressor stages, weights of more than 50t (55 US tonnes) and gear wheel diameters of up to approx. 3m (9.9ft).


BHS planetary gears are built for a wide range of power and speed requirements and are used for a diverse range of applications. Our planetary gears are used predominantly in turbo systems with steam / gas turbines, compressors, blowers and pumps. In addition, planetary gears are also suitable for high-speed test stands or even hydroelectric power stations.

BHS builds planetary gears up to outputs of 40MW, achieves speeds of up to 80,000rpm and torques of up to 500kNm. BHS offers three types of gearbox: free-standing, flange-mounted on the high-speed side (SPEED-PACK) or on the slow-speed side (E-PACK®).

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BHS Rotor Turning Gears Lead the Field

Top marks for performance BHS Getriebe GmbH, already a leader in turbo gearboxes, has in recent years gained an excellent reputation for its rotor turning gears (barring gears). More than 1,000 of these units are now operating worldwide, often under challenging conditio

Well Known OEMs and Engineering Companies Choose BHS Getriebe GmbH

BHS Getriebe will be present at this year's Power-Gen Europe. Come and visit BHS at booth #D41 and talk to the world market leader in turbo gear units. With a broadly applied campaign, BHS attempts to senzitise further well-known OEMs and plant operators for successful partnership and

Schuler HS Consultants CC

P. O. Box 2723

6570 Knysna


South Africa

Mr. Horst Schuler +27 44 3871095 +27 44 3871226
Voith Turbo Pty. Ltd.

11 Sleigh Place, Wetherill Park

Sydney, NSW 2164



Mr. Howard Mortimer +61 02 9757 1555 +61 02 9756 4677
BHS India

PARC Engineering and Marketing

C-90 Gulmohar Complex

Noida 201 307




Mr CJ Kapoor (representative for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) +91 98 1877 3509
BHS France

Voith Turbo S.A.

21 Blvd. Du Champy-Richardets

93166 Noisy Le Grand



Mr. Stephan Braig +33 1 4815 6998 +33 1 48156901
Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG

Linzer Str. 55

3100 St. Poelten



Mr. Friedrich Aigner +43 2742806 2660 +43 2742 71937
Voith Turbo S.A./N.V.

36, Square Louisa

1150 Brussels



Mr. Pierre Mertens +32 2 762 6100 +32 2 762 6159
Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe GmbH (BHS)

Hans-Boeckler-Strasse 7

Sonthofen D-87527



Jean-Claude Debout, VP Sales +49 8321 802 501 +49 8321 802 685
BADA TEK Co., Ltd.

3307 KWTC 159-1 Samsung-Dong

Kangnam-GU, Seoul



Mr. David Chi +82 2 551 5670 +82 2 551 5740
Shenyang Huake

Tech&Trade Co., Ltd.

Unit J/K, 9/F, Huaxin International Centre

Shenhe District

No. 219 Qungnian Str.,

Shenyang, 110016



Mr. Bai-JingHui +86 24 23964151 +86 24 23964106
Voith Turbo Pte. Ltd.

2 Pioneer Sector 3, Jurong

628341 Singapore



Mr. James Ng +65 6861 5100 +65 6861 5052
Voith Turbo Limited

6 Beddington Farm Road

Croydon, Surrey CRO 4 XB


United Kingdom

Mr. John Bowman +44 208 667 0333 +44 208 667 0403
BHS Japan

6-14-7, Kaminagaya , Konan

233-0012 Yokohama,



Mr. Hiroshi Masui +81 45 845 3370 +81 45 845 3370
Voith Turbo Limited

908, Guardforce Centre,

3, Hok Yuen Street East

Hung Hom, Kowloon


Hong Kong

Mr. Manfred Mueller +852 27744083 +852 23625676
BHS Spain

Voith Turbo S.A.

C/Avenida de Suiza n.3


Polígono de Actividades

28820 Madrid



Mr. Gonzalo Oliver
BHS Russia

Pavlovskoje Chaussee 61-2

196602 St. Petersburg,




Mr. Dr.-Ing. Valery Seregin +7 812 4655232 +7 812 4655491

8 Impasse no. 2,

Av. Youseff Rouissi

2092 El Manar, 2, Tunis



Mr. Ben Halima +216 188 6266
Voith Turbo Ltd. Middle East

P.O. Box 7895




United Arab Emirates

Mr. Barend Buytenhek +971 6-5570994 +971 6-5570996
Voith Iran Co. Ltd.

6 Shangarf St., Mirdamad Blvd.

15489 Tehran



Mr. Bahram Iranfar +98 21 2256003 20
Voith Turbo B.V.

Koppelstraat 3

7390 AE Twello



Mr. Robert van der Straten +31 571 279 613 +31 571 276445
BHS Italy

St. Andrea 25

51100 Pistoia



Mr. Roberto Rossi +39 0573 366 564 +39 0573 503 114
BHS Getriebe Inc.

4357 Ferguson Drive

45245 Ohio, Cincinnati


United States of America

Mr. Mike Butler +1 513 797 8101 +1 513 797 8103