Wind


‘Switching’ It Up: Finding the Right Solution to Make Wind Turbine Technology Safer
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1], a wind turbine technician is the fastest-growing occupation in the United States. With the rising societal mandate for clean energy and efficient technologies, this type of job will continue to be in hi....
Wind Solutions Overcome Challenges in Hazardous Conditions
The wind industry has grown to the point where it is now the fourth largest source of electrical power in North America after natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Industry reports indicate that global electricity generation from wind energy reached 60 GW ....
Bat Smart Curtailment Suitability Assessment and Modeling
In the US, two mitigation methods have proven to reduce bat fatalities by wind turbines: standard curtailment (see Arnett et al.2008) and smart curtailment (see Sutter et al.2017). The rather discouraging results from recent deterrents test....
Extreme Weather Conditions vs. Proportional Pitch Control Valves
In many instances, performance of the hydraulic pitch control is scrutinized in suitable weather conditions. However, these control systems are exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions that can greatly affect both pitch performance, and lon....
Keeping Wind Turbines Turning in Harsh Environments Starts with Lubrication
Wind energy is a promising source of renewable energy, but harnessing this resource often requires wind turbine equipment to be located in remote or harsh environments. Unexpected places where you will find wind farms include the fierce North Sea, th....
Swinging from a Wind Turbine in an Earthquake
On September 19, 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the central region of Mexico.  Blade technician Ewa Pilch and engineer Narciso Lozano happened to be uptower during the 20 seconds the ground heaved beneath them. The company in charg....
4 Reasons Why Wind Farms Need Professional Weather Services
Monitoring weather conditions at wind farms requires a unique and precise collection of meteorological intelligence. Many wind farms operate in the path of volatile and unpredictable weather patterns, which can make operations and maintenance challen....
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....
HARTING’s new M12 INOX connectors are made of high grade stainless steel to provide superior corrosion resistance in extreme, harsh enviro....
The FR6Q features the latest in noise abatement technology. With the FR6Q’s patent-pending spring-loaded rocker mechanism, virtually all g....
Global lubricant manufacturer, Castrol, and Romax Technology (Romax), a provider of software, analysis, and services for rotating machinery,....
The WLubeMon monitors that the right amount of lubricant is fed in the right time to the bearing – the fundamental criteria for reliable l....
Phoenix Contact has added compact AC/DC power supplies ranging from 30W to 100W to the premium QUINT POWER family. With these new low wattag....
Manitowoc Cranes has announced a new smartphone app that will help customers quickly diagnose technical issues on their cranes. The free app....
The new SKYLOTEC CONREST RESCUE STRETCHER is designed for rescue from difficult confined areas.  Features include: Rated Frontal Chest ....
Endress+Hauser’s Field Xpert SMT70 is a rugged tablet PC for commissioning and maintenance staff to manage field instruments and document ....
ABB launched its new ABB Ability Ellipse software solution delivering a cross-enterprise approach to connected asset lifecycle management. T....
Hi-Line Utility Supply announces Klein Tools has introduced their two new 2-in-1 Impact Sockets. These new 2-in-1 Impact Sockets will save t....
Enerpac introduces its new series of multi-stage telescopic hydraulic cylinders designed for long cylinder strokes in confined spaces. The t....
Muncie Power Products has expanded its valve line with a new post-compensated, sectional, load-sense valve – the L125. A 33 GPM nominal fl....
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 ....