PSI Repair Services to highlight its diverse engineering services at WINDPOWER 2016

PSI Repair Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries and independent service provider (ISP) to the wind energy industry, will highlight its wide range of engineering services at WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition. PSI’s engineering services include custom tests, product upgrades, remanufacturing services, and new product manufacturing services. The custom test program leverages the

Baumer HS 35 encoder ready for work in India and China

Originally conceived for the North American Market, HS 35 now reveals a general interest in the “all-American guy”, especially in India and China. We are convinced that Italy and more European countries offer a considerable market potential for this encoder platform. The Baumer HS35 combines a rugged HeavyDuty design with an unrivalled precision into a

Alaska-tuned turbines cut heating costs for remote villagers

By Jarrod Orszulak | Product Manager POSITAL FRABA Inc. About 50 miles south of Bethel, Alaska, and 50 miles north of the Bering Sea lies Tuntutuliak (locally referred to as Tunt), a tundra village of about 400 Yup’ik Eskimos. Most of the residents here survive off the land through subsistence hunting, fishing, and berry picking.

What features should OEMs consider when choosing encoders?

Rotary encoders are often one of the least discussed components of a wind turbine and yet they are integral to many related applications. Encoders are an electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position of a shaft or axle to a digital code. Three of the most common uses for encoders in turbines are: monitoring and controlling blade

How can you prevent encoder failure in wind turbines?

Encoders are a forgotten component in wind turbines—at least until they fail. Wind turbines are a challenging application for encoders, something many OEMs and end-users discover just after installation. The constant vibration and thrust is tough on tiny encoder bearings (and for absolute encoders it’s tough on internal gearboxes). Another problem is temperature cycling combined

How can you prevent encoder failures in wind turbines?

Encoders are a forgotten component in wind turbines—at least until they fail. Wind turbines are a challenging application for encoders, something many OEMs and end-users discover just after installation. The constant vibration and thrust is tough on tiny encoder bearings (and for absolute encoders it’s tough on internal gearboxes). Another problem is temperature cycling combined

CUI announces new modular encoder series

CUI, Inc. has announced a modular encoder series that combines both accuracy and ruggedness. The AMT11 incremental encoder family is targeted at industrial applications, which are subject to vibration and contaminants such as dust, dirt, and oil that typically stop optical encoders from working effectively. This, when combined with exceptional accuracy figures of +/-5 arcmin,

Trends in encoders 2014

Wind turbines are a dickens of a place to expect electronics to work well. High vibration and temperature extremes kill even “heavy duty” optical encoders. To handle such loads, encoder manufacturers have designed units just for wind turbines. The devices are assigned to at least four applications in a wind turbine, depending on design. Generally,

Leine & Linde offers new stainless steel model 600 encoder for severe environments

Leine & Linde introduces a new stainless steel version of the well known ISA and IHA 600 series of absolute rotary encoders. Designed to provide motion control and feedback for machines in harsh environments, the IXA 600 stainless steel model is useful in applications where the encoder is subject to saltwater, acids, or other aggressive

Leine & Linde encoder meets needs of heavy equipment users

The Leine & Linde model PHE 900 encoder will meet the needs of the most demanding heavy equipment applications, and is currently experiencing particular interest from those in the mining and oil & gas industries.  This absolute encoder has been created as a flexible platform which can be tailored to meet various application requirements.  It