Blades

Bayer MaterialScience Selected to Receive Department of Energy Grant to Support Wind Turbine Blade Research and Testing Using Carbon Nanotube Technology

Pittsburgh, July 30, 2009 - Bayer MaterialScience LLC was selected to receive a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support development and testing of advanced composite technologies and resin infusion processes for larger, more efficient and more powerful 1.5+ megawatt wind turbine blades. The project, "Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polyurethane Composites for Wind Turbine...

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Abrasive Blast Equipment

Wheelabrator Table Machines are Ideal for Cleaning Wind Tower Components

Burlington, ON - (July 28, 2009) - Wheelabrator® Table machines provide efficient blasting solutions for large components not suitable for other work handling methods. The machines are designed to minimize operational costs and installation challenges faced with other types of equipment by requiring minimal floor space with no costly pits. Each unit is pre-wired for quick and easy...

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Planetary Gearhead optimizes load carrying in small envelope.
Gearheads and Gearboxes

Planetary Gearhead optimizes load carrying in small envelope.

Able to deliver 0.05 Nm continuous torque within overall envelope of 8 mm, R08 gearhead can be coupled with brush dc, brushless, and stepper motors. Standard gearbox is available from 4-256 ratios, which can be further extended to 4,096, and metallic tube minimizes noise while increasing robustness and torque output. Featuring monobloc shaft, gearhead delivers up to 10 N radial load carrying...

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IGE+XAO's SEE Electrical Contributes to Sustainable Development in China
Turbines

IGE+XAO's SEE Electrical Contributes to Sustainable Development in China

Toulouse, 24th July, 2009 - Vestas is a leader in wind energy equipment and holds a 23% market share at a global level. Every year each Vestas V90-3.0MW wind turbine can avoid 5000 tons of CO2. The power it generates matches 13,000 barrels of crude oil. Vestas wind turbines generate more than 50 million MWh every year which is enough electricity to supply every household in a country the size of...

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Electrical Power Generators

Dresser-Rand Company Ltd to Join Forces with Orecon Ltd

PETERBOROUGH, UK, May. 14 - Dresser-Rand Company Ltd and Orecon Ltd have signed a memorandum of understanding to optimise the chamber and turbine design for their multi-resonant chamber (MRC) wave energy conversion device. Orecon's MRC device combines oscillating water column (OWC) technology with Dresser-Rand's HydroAir(TM) bidirectional air impulse turbine technology. The OWC is the most...

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Pillow Blocks solve underwater bearing problems.
Bearings

Pillow Blocks solve underwater bearing problems.

GRAPHALLOY® Stainless Steel Pillow Blocks are available fitted with self-lubricating GRAPHALLOY bushings, which resist attack from water and water-soluble chemicals, do not require lubrication, and are corrosion-resistant. GRAPHALLOY graphite-metal alloy exhibits chemical, mechanical, and tribological properties that provide constant, low coefficient of friction. In addition to being...

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Actuators

Adapter Plates integrate up to 14 valves, dependng on size.

Adapter plates integrate all valves needed (up to 14) for actuating SWS series' quick-change system and are supplied with compressed air via central connection. Mounted between quick-change head and robot flange, plates establish connection between those 2 components. Valves are actuated by central electrical connection, which also allows interrogation of locking/unlocking status of SWS as well...

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Compact Drive Technology from Rexroth for Economical Complete Machining
Motor Controllers and Drives

Compact Drive Technology from Rexroth for Economical Complete Machining

Ultra-compact, motor-integrated drives are used to power the feed axes of the 5-axis machining head. AXXIOM, the new 5-axis CNC machining center from Anderson Europe can be used to completely machine formed parts made from timber, plastic, or lightweight metals up to 1,300 mm in height, features motor-integrated IndraDrive Mi drives with energy recovery capability from Rexroth to set a new...

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Linear Modules suit applications with intense cleaning.
Guides

Linear Modules suit applications with intense cleaning.

Linear axis multivariant MKR 20-80 module features compact case manufactured with aluminum sealed against carriage by DIN EN 10088 compliant non-corrosive steel strip. Pre-tensioned toothed belt can achieve speeds of up to 5 m/sec and includes maintenance-free gap-type sealing for guidance. Engine mounting is enabled by using centering recess and thread on drive end block. Also suitable for...

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Brake Management System targets agricultural machines.
Brakes

Brake Management System targets agricultural machines.

Based on electrically variable pumps, zero displacement motors, and intelligent control electronics, Hydrostatic Brake Management System prevents diesel engine from overspeeding. Braking algorithm, which is stored in BODAS controller, moves pump back instantly when pressure is applied to brake pedal, reducing geometric displacement of pump accordingly. Pressure-relief valves fitted to all...

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