Timken discusses longer wind-turbine bearing life at WINDPOWER

Power producers, service companies, and distributors seeking technical solutions that can greatly extend the time between turbine rebuilds are encouraged to connect with The Timken Company at the 2017 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER show, May 22 to 25 to the Anaheim Convention Center (Booth # 3552). Timken is a global leader in bearings with

EDF to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on turbine blades across the U.S.

O&M provider, EDF Renewable Services, has announced a new agreement to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on wind turbines across the U.S. The collaboration will leverage the materials expertise of 3M with the skilled installation and wind- turbine blade repair teams from EDF to provide wind-plant owners with turnkey solutions to increase efficiency and maximize annual energy

ExxonMobil launches new educational video series “The Grease Experts”

Operators often associate their industrial grease with a specific color, but does color have anything to do with grease performance?

SkySpecs’ drones complete record number of wind-turbine inspections

Drone company, SkySpecs, announced that it has completed a record number of automated wind-turbine inspections in a 30-day period. The company provides fully automated blade inspections using a drone and intuitive software that allows for high-quality data and safer inspections. “It has been an exciting few months at SkySpecs with operations in multiple states and countries,”

Parker to showcase gearbox maintenance system for large turbines at WINDPOWER 2017

Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global provider of motion and control technologies, will be showcasing its fully integrated gearbox filtration and lubrication system at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017, May 23 to 25 (Booth #2886). The system offers configurations to handle wind turbines of 1.0 to 7.0MW. In the past, wind-turbine OEM’s built fluid filtration systems by assembling components

Two questions guide the selection of wedge anchors in concrete, and more

Caustic, chemical and salt liquids will need the additional corrosion resistance offered by the 316 stainless steel wedge anchors, regardless of whether the application will be in a moist or wet environment.

Watch Liftra’s Self-hoisting Crane replace gearbox on a Vestas’ wind turbine

After more than 100 gearbox changes across the U.S. and Canada, Liftra‘s Self-Hoisting Crane technology has just replaced its first gearbox in Europe. The project was on a Vestas 2-MW turbine (V90) in Germany. The soft soil on-site ruled out any heavy crane equipment near the turbine. According to Liftra, a company that specializes in providing tailor-made solutions for special

Sika to showcase its latest turbine & blade-repair products at WINDPOWER 2017

From “Blade to Base,” Sika Corporation offers a full range of sealant, adhesive, structural bonding, grouting, admixture, and coating products. The company will exhibit its latest innovations at AWEA’s WINDPOWER 2017, May 22 to 25, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Sika’s turbine solutions offer the wind industry rapid, reliable, the cost-efficient

How BladeEdge improved its wind turbine blade management software

BladeEdge Capture Assistance Tool (blade management software) ensures that every drone captures quality imagery and associated metadata every time.

Wind turbine rotor market to hit $33 billion by 2025 says Persistence Market Research

The global wind turbine rotor market is expected to surpass $7 billion in revenues by 2017-end.