Antaira Technologies unveils 10 port industrial PoE+ managed Ethernet switches

Antaira Technologies, a developer and supplier of industrial device networking and communication products for harsh-environment applications, announces its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMP-1002G-SFP and LMP-1002G-SFP-24 series. The company’s LMP-1002G-SFP and LMP-1002G-SFP-24 series are cost effective 10-port industrial gigabit PoE+ managed Ethernet switches, with a 48 to 55-Vdc high power input

Symbio FCell selects Ceramic Maxphase for new automotive fuel cell

Editors Note: This news from a fuel-cell manufacturer will be of interest to wind advocates because the hydrogen needed by fuel cells will likely come from electrolyzing water and ideally with wind-generated power. French company Symbio FCell manufactures fuel-cell powertrains and range extenders for cars and commercial vehicles. The producer has chosen the Ceramic MaxPhase

The big plus from clean oil: 70% gearbox life extension

Editor’s Note: The following was authored by Hansen Hunt and was posted at the Upwind Solutions blog site here http://goo.gl/cDIHBI. It references a case study here: http://goo.gl/wnpRRZ An improvement of just one ISO code in oil cleanliness can extend the bearing’s “relative life” by 20%. Three code drops can provide a 70% life extension.    Clean

AssurX announces an update to its training management software

AssurX, Inc., an enterprise quality management, risk and regulatory-compliance software developer, has announced the release of the latest update to its AssurX training management software. The company says AssurX training management software is an intuitive, flexible system that ensures proper training compliance, even in complex, fluid environments.   Mapping precisely to your real-world operations, the training

Software allows designing a composite & analyzing structure its in at once

Manufacturers and engineering firms in the advanced-composites sector can now use software developed at Purdue University to reduce the design cycle of materials and structures, and analyze models too complex for existing methods. AnalySwift LLC, a commercial software developer, has launched SwiftComp, technology that provides efficient, high-fidelity modeling of composites and reduces analysis times without

The economics of demand flexibility, an executive summary

Editor’s note: This executive summary comes from a document of the same name published by the Rocky Mountain Institute. For the full report, pick here: http://www.rmi.org/electricity_demand_flexibility Electric utilities in the United States plan to invest an estimated $1+ trillion in traditional grid infrastructure— generation, transmission, and distribution—over the next 15 years, or about $50–80 billion

Emerging ideas that promise to cut costs off O&M

Paul Dvorak / Editor Several recent ideas that promise to make wind farms more profitable include the possibility of wind turbines that learn, on-demand guidance for maintenance and troubleshooting, and a turbine’s perfectly performing digital twin. The recent cost of wind turbines have stabilized after a significant reduction over the past 15 years and will

Condition monitoring: There is really only one right way

David Clark / President / CMS Wind Condition monitoring gets accolades outside the wind industry because of the value it brings to lowering O&M costs. Here’s why many in the wind industry come up short. Suppose you have recently realized the cost justification for condition monitoring. Influencing the decision is that other vertical markets already

Goldwind’s 2.5-MW direct-drive turbine

When many turbines have so much in common – gearboxes, general layouts, and geared pitch drives – it’s refreshing to find even a little out-of-the-box thinking. For instance, the Chinese engineers behind the Goldwind 2.5 PMDD (permanent magnet, direct-drive) have broken with convention in several areas. Most noticeably, there is no gearbox, a trouble-prone unit

Torque versus clamp and what it means for joint integrity and vibration resistance

Ryan Bonner, Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings For most heavy equipment applications, design engineers have focused on a stable, consistently tight joint for long-term durability and vibration resistance. At the same time, torque has long been the standard by which the tightness, and maybe even the overall integrity, of a joint were measured. This conventional thinking was based