ReBaS Generator (Reciprocating Ball Screw Generator)


Stage 2

Project Lead

Umbra Cuscinetti S.p.A.

Project Sub-Contractors

Hebrides Marine Services Ltd, Seapower Scrl

The ReBaS Generator project demonstrated the advantages of using a reciprocating linear drive featuring recirculating ball screw technology to convert energy from ocean waves to electricity at a high efficiency.  Recirculating ball screw drives are already widely used and well established in other sectors, e.g. robotics, machining tools or aircraft control systems. In the ReBaS Generator project, direct drive technology was combined with a pivoted buoyant wave absorber in controlled test conditions to transform wave power into linear force, and from there to useful electrical power.

PTO Stage 2 - Public Report - UMBRA Cuscinetti S.p.A.

PTO stage 2 project summary report for the Umbra Cuscinetti ReBaS Generator project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.

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