At the GE booth, Windpower Engineering and Development sales manager Courtney Seel proved that brain activity in fact continues days into a tradeshow. The company developed a game that measures brain waves to help relate its news about plant-level management tools that use sophisticated (“brilliant”) communication technology. Using Industrial Internet and turbine-to-turbine communications capabilities, GE’s new software allows the turbines within a wind farm to act as a cohesive unit, rather than individual assets.
Hydac displayed its HYROFLEX cable clamps, which are part of a system of various mounting supports for securing power cables in wind turbines. The clamps come in various versions with three to nine cable-mounting segments. Customized inserts allow for different cable groupings per customer request. The basic frame is formed by a steel support structure, which is fixed to the tower and provides the frame for mounting individual cable segments.
Bachmann controllers have been installed on approximately 60,000 wind turbines globally. Recently, Bachmann announced a condition monitoring division, Bachmann Monitoring.
Windpower Engineering and Development‘s social media coordinator Heather Centorbi stepped inside an internal kit manufactured by Proinlosa Energy Corp. The company produces items such as ladders, safety cables, emergency lights, hardware, and access doors.
Timken develops products to avoid outcomes such as the damaged bearing in the foreground — which, we should note, is not a product of the company. Timken’s wear-resistant spherical roller bearings, such as the one pictured, provide protection from smearing, scuffing, and false brinelling damage.
Campbell Scientific’s turn-key systems are designed for permanent operational meteorological, wind resource assessment, and power performance monitoring and testing. These systems have a wide range of options for measuring wind speed, wind direction, air density, and electric power. Real-time or interval data are stored locally on the datalogger, and can be transmitted via standard communication methods.
Lincoln Electric’s advanced technology Powerwave welders, consumables, and automation solutions maximize welding productivity for the fabrication of wind tower and offshore foundations.
Windpower 2014 attendees — it’s been great! See you next year. From left to right: Windpower Engineering and Development‘s Heather Centorbi, Todd Tidmore, and Nic Sharpley.
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