SKF goes digital to optimize product costs & performance

Digitalization is having a huge effect on manufacturing – and SKF is at the forefront of using it to improve business in the service of customers. The ability to collect and manipulate vast amounts of digital information will catapult manufacturing into the future. By embracing digitalization, SKF is enhancing its core offering (including bearings technology

Baumer offers new magnetic absolute encoder series

Whether in industrial environments or for harsh outdoor use, quality components are often the keys to reliable equipment. Components, such as encoders, must meet many different requirements and ensure maximum resistance — while being efficient and economic. The robust MAGRES series magnetic absolute encoders by Baumer are proven under the harshest conditions, globally. The new

Bureau Veritas approvals help propel floating offshore wind sector

Bureau Veritas has issued a Preliminary Design Approval for a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by DCNS Energies. The floating foundation is based on a semi-submersible floater, designed to be competitive, adapted to mass production, easily towable, connectable and dis-connectable, and adaptable to site conditions and local industrial environments. This approval was provided

GE launches expanded suite of Predix-based software applications

​GE has launched an expanded suite of Predix-based software applications that harnesses the power of the Industrial IoT to drive new profit opportunities for power producers and utilities. The new ‘Digital Utility’ solutions connect energy traders with valuable, real-time plant productivity and capacity data to enable more profitable analytics-informed trading. Additional new offerings unveiled include

Hybrid energy storage power capacity expected to exceed 2 GW in 2026

A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for utility-scale and customer-sited hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs). The report entitled, Hybrid Advanced Battery Markets, provides forecasts for power capacity, energy capacity, and revenue segmented by region, technology, and market segment — and is expected to grow from 78.6 MW in 2017 to 2.1 GW in 2026. The

LM Wind Power installs and tests 66.5-m offshore turbine blade for Hitachi

LM Wind Power has successfully completed installation and testing of a 66.5-meter wind-turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi for offshore application. LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the 66.5-m blade in 2016 with the aim of optimizing Hitachi’s 5.2-MW platform to operate effectively in lower wind sites. The new LM Wind Power blades will

Energy Storage North America 2017 to spotlight global market transformation

Energy Storage North America (ESNA), announced that this year’s Conference and Expo will offer a comprehensive program focusing on global electricity market transformation and the transition to a distributed, customer-centric power grid. “Energy storage is positioned to catalyze global energy market transformation by enabling a cleaner, more efficient, smarter power grid,” said Janice Lin, Energy Storage

Antaira intros industrial gigabit 10-Port PoE+ unmanaged switch with 10G SFP+ slots

Antaira Technologies, a global developer and manufacturer of industrial networking devices for harsh environment applications, has expanded its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNP-1002G- 10G-SFP- 24. LNP-1002G- 10G-SFP- 24 is industrial-grade equipment that is Ethernet ready to fulfill various markets’ edge-level networking applications in harsh and outdoor environments, including wind power

MHI Vestas launches 9.5-MW offshore wind turbine

MHI Vestas has launched the V164-9.5 MW wind turbine, signaling the company’s drive to lower the cost of energy for offshore wind. The V164 platform’s massive 80-meter blades are already capturing wind energy off the coast of the UK and, according to the company, are generating power like no other turbine in history. The new turbine

JDR selected as preferred cable supplier for Windfloat Atlantic project

JDR, a supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been selected by WindPlus as the preferred cable supplier for the Windfloat Atlantic 25 MW floating wind farm.