Emprise has received the State Engineering Excellence Award from the ACEC of Georgia for the 1.5 MW Wind Turbine Gearbox Test Stand in Erie, PA for GE Transportation. The gearbox converts the 20 rpm @ 600,000 ft/lbs input of the wind turbine to drive the 60 Hz generator. This state of the art test stand utilizes two gearboxes. One operates in the forward direction (test article) and one in reverse (identical gearbox). The opposing motor sets act as the drive and load devices for the test and the stand is controlled with National Instruments hardware and Lab View™ software.