Lovejoy provides drop-in replacement couplings for GE and Vestas turbines

The Lovejoy drop in replacement couplings for GE and Vestas wind turbines provide a bolted electrical-isolation joint that prevents eddy currents from damaging gearbox bearings.

A better way to automatically lubricate wind-turbine bearings

Due to the demands of continuous operation, it is critical that the wind turbine bearings in the nacelle receive consistent and reliable lubrication.

Global wind O&M market set to hit $27.4 billion by 2025

The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is set to grow from just over $13.7 billion in 2016 to around $27.4 billion by 2025, representing a compound annual growth rate of 8.0%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that the O&M of a wind farm is essential as it contributes

A better way to prevent power electronics from overheating in wind turbines

By Robert J. Marotta, Product Sales Manager Accumulator Cooler Division – Parker Hannifin One little discussed but important function of an efficient wind turbine is temperature control. The electronic equipment and circuits installed in a turbine must operate reliably in spite of temperature fluctuations over its lifetime. An unexpected change, and particularly a rise in

Magni spec finder simplifies coating selection

Magni provides guidance to those wondering whether or not they are following the right spec here: http://magnicoatings.com/products/browse-by-oem/.

Actility’s Smart Grid technology helps mitigate effects of high-demand peaks & power surges

French consumers and industry have been protected from power outages on several occasions this winter by Actility’s Smart Grid technology. It is using the capacity of thousands of batteries at Orange locations across France to mitigate the effects of high-demand peaks and associated power surges. Orange has over 7000 fixed telephone relay stations and broadband

German company wpd windmanager to offer cable tests and diagnosis as service

Wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. has extended its service portfolio with its own cable tests van for testing and diagnosis of any and all cabling.

Growth in wind power driving supply chain demand in Western Canada

One of the most significant opportunities for Canada’s industrial supply base, over the next decade, lies in providing products and services to the North American wind-power industry. Over the past 10 years, global energy capacity has continued to grow at an average annual rate of more than 25%. Global investment in wind energy is projected

Water, rest, shade: Keeping cool & safe at wind sites

July 22, 2016, was a hot day in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. By late afternoon, the heat index had spiked to about 110 degrees. That was right around the time 23-year-old landscaper Tyler Halsey – whose shift had begun nine-and-a-half hours earlier at 7am – succumbed to heat stress. He was hospitalized with a core body

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