Wind


How to Keep Your Turbine Spinning
The design and manufacturing of a slip ring component is imperative to the overall function and efficiency of a wind turbine. Wind turbines require reliable transmission of power and data signals from the nacelle to the control system for the rota....
Powering the Future with the Winds of Change
Wind power is one of humans’ earliest sources of energy. As nations and industries across the world step up the fight against climate change, it’s also one of the most vital for our future. One of the major barriers to the widespread adoption ....
The Wind Industry Goes Craneless
Are we, as an industry, getting closer to eliminating the need for mobile cranes entirely? The market for the installation, operation and maintenance of wind turbines continues to grow globally. In order to keep pace with generation capacity, we n....
Renewables Turn to Innovation amid Growing Uncertainty in 2018
The renewable energy sector can count on one thing in 2018: uncertainty. The wake from last year’s proposed changes in policy and taxes by regulators and Congress will continue to ripple across the industry—one that is already undergoing signific....
Monitoring Wind in Cold Climates
Wind farm operators in Canada and the northern United States are faced with challenges not experienced by their southern neighbors. Ice buildup causes a variety of challenges, and in cold weather climates where icing is a frequent occurrence for 6 mo....
Bringing Blade Repair to New Markets
As interest in renewable energy grows worldwide, new wind farms are being brought online across emerging markets in Africa, Asia, and South America. But the complex nature of wind turbine technology requires a specialized supply chain at all stages o....
The Cold Realities of Wind Development in Harsh Climates
Imagine that your team of wind technicians departed this morning to spend a few days addressing a series of met tower issues at a greenfield site in North Dakota. It’s January, and when they arrive they will face eight-foot snow drifts, and minus 3....
Innovative Renewable Power for Resource Projects in Northern Canada
The Raglan mine in northern Quebec, near the Arctic Circle, relies on a wind powered electrical system which was specifically constructed to provide energy for this nickel mining project. The mine’s energy costs are substantially reduced because wi....
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. introduces a new model to its expanding line of gearboxes, the M Series Geareducer. The expansion, the M1311 ....
POSITAL’s heavy-duty IXARC incremental and absolute rotary encoders are built to stand up to extreme environmental conditions. Based on a ....
Sandvik Coromant has unveiled its CoroDrill 880 CVD diamond-coated insert grades, GCN124 and GCN134. The super-hard properties of ....
The VOLTA Battery-Powered Torque Wrench is the newest addition to TorcUP, Inc.’s extensive line of industrial bolting tools. Power-driven ....
Ty-Met stainless steel retained-tension ball-lock cable ties, from Thomas & Betts (T&B), a member of the ABB Group, feature speciall....
Cleco Production Tools has launched Cleco Software Solutions, a new streamlined production management software suite for Cleco brand power t....
Senvion launched its new products, the 3.7M144 EBC and 3.6M118 NES turbines, which are especially well suited for low and high wind sites re....
Working at height requires movement. Workers need to connect and reconnect their snap hooks dozens – or even several dozens of times – a....
System Seals Inc., a research-based seal manufacturer focused on hydraulic cylinder optimization, has released the second edition of its Sea....
With the new cULus approval for its brass and polyamide cable glands, Rittal is now making it easier for system suppliers to meet the high d....
Festo’s rotary drive ERMO is a low-cost, high performance axis for rotating and aligning parts and work pieces or for swiveling tasks, eve....
With robust metal contacts that can be plugged and unplugged at least 10,000 times, the new Han Pneumatic Module Metal from HARTING presents....
Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has published an expanded guide describing the form and function of its custom-engineered seals, springs, and ele....
Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread milling tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The pro....
Enerpac has released its new CUSP-Series and CULP-Series high-tonnage ultra-flat cylinders designed for harsh conditions which require low c....