AeroTorque Corp., a U.S. manufacturing and engineering firm for torsional control products and torque monitoring for wind turbines, has announced a partnership with Frontier Pro Services. The sales partnership serves to further introduce AeroTorque’s innovative WindTC, asymmetric torsional control, and their WindTM, torque monitoring services, to a broader audience in the US wind market.
“It was a natural fit to bring the market’s top experts in drive train inspection and analysis, and our unique offering together,” says Doug Herr, General Manager of AeroTorque Corporation. “Their experience with gearbox fleets and contacts in the industry are a win-win for us and for our customers.”
Paul Baker, VP Business Development of Frontier Pro Services said, “The Frontier Pro group continues to focus on delivering long term, reliability-centered solutions. This is the first solution I’ve seen come to market that eliminates a cause of failures, rather than mitigating them.”
Together, the two companies expect to see good synergies between Frontier Pro’s service offerings and AeroTorque’s products.
The WindTC retrofits on turbines from 600 KW to 1.5 MW and reduces the effects of torsional reversals to 40% of nominal torque. It further reduces both the magnitude of the impact loads in the gearboxes and the strain rate and speed of the impact. They have field experience on turbines up to 2 MW and can monitor the torque on any size turbine above 600 KW.
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