During the life time of a wind turbine, bolts suffer from dynamic forces which can result in cracks, damages and breakages. For a safe and reliable operation of the wind turbine, every single bolt must be intact. The bolt monitoring systems from Weidmüller provide a necessary information about the condition of each bolt at the rotor blade or tower segment connection.
By integrating a Weidmüller condition monitoring solution, you know the status of your bolted joints on the tower segments, the foundation or the blade bearing.
As soon as a screw nut bursts, it expands. The TwinCap sensor detects this change and interrupts the circuit. The evaluation unit sends a signal to the system control and switches it off. The damage can then be checked and repaired to prevent further consequential damage.
The monitoring system can be integrated into the failure loop of the wind turbine to ensure a safe shutdown of the wind turbine in case of a damage event.
Up to 80 sensors can be integrated in series. They are fixed in place by magnets, so that they can be mounted and dismounted without tools. Connection to the evaluation unit is via conventional analog inputs.
The extremely robust, encapsulated sensors are insensitive to environmental influences such as vibrations, temperature fluctuations, humidity, or salty air and are therefore even suitable for offshore applications.
Condition monitoring plays an important role in every industry. Especially in the wind sector, the continuous monitoring and analyses of data is a crucial success factor. Specific installation concepts and the optimal use of systems within the wind plants require a reliable and future proof solutions. Get a short overview about Weidmüller´s innovative condition Monitoring Systems for the wind industry. Explore our products and solutions in the wind industry.
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