A wind turbine service company North American industry, Availon Inc, says it has been named a distributor for Schunk Graphite Technology LLC (SGT). Availon will now offer customers products from Schunk including brush holders, carbon brushes, slip rings, and other components critical for reliable operation and higher availability of wind turbines.
“Availon and Schunk have a successful history in Europe working together in the challenging wind industry market,” says Availon North America’s President Steve Thompson. “Now we share the common goal of advancing the growth of wind energy in the United States and Canada. It is only natural that we join forces to offer better service and state-of-the art parts to our customers.”
“Schunk’s brush holders and carbon brushes will play significant roles in implementing one of the money-saving upgrades offered by Availon,” says its North America’s Director of Sales John Boorman. “The brush holder upgrade decreases the time required to replace brushes and prevents small parts from being lost in the slip ring compartment during replacement. The innovative brush configuration reduces irregular wear and extends service life up to 50%.”
Availon specializes in parts and services for GE, Vestas, and Siemens turbines, and is expanding to other turbines. In addition to being a primary supplier for SSB and Duradrive parts, Availon Inc. is also an exclusive vendor for Bachmann, Leonard+Bauer, and Convertec parts. Availon says its global portfolio includes spare parts supply and management, end of warranty inspections, individual turbine optimization, turbine upgrades, field services, remote monitoring, and operations and maintenance.
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