7 posts categorized "Wind Turbines"

How Wind Farms Harvest Energy Savings

In this article: Pitch system failure accounts for 23% of all wind turbine downtime Advances in pitch system design can greatly improve LCoE (Levelized Cost of Energy) Fewer components, consolidated electronics and less required maintenance are the hallmarks of Moog’s next-generation pitch control system Moog's new Pitch Control System improves... Full Article

Finding Perfect Pitch Through Innovation and Collaboration

In this article: More demanding offshore operations and the need for longer turbine life drives the importance of high performance pitch control Innovations in AC architecture, software and closed loop speed control continue to boost productivity and ensure safety Experience and customer focus are the keys to choosing a pitch... Full Article

A Smooth Approach To Safer Offshore Turbine Access

In this article: Unique motion control application helps cancel out wave motion Moog customized control valves are used to achieve required speed, resolution and integrated safety features Inverted Motion Base used in Ampelmann - Source: Ampelmann Revolutionary Ampelmann Access Platform Utilizes Moog Control and Safety Valves Increasingly, wind turbines are... Full Article

The Future of Fluid Power: 6 Challenges Facing Hydraulic Engineers

Why should a hard-working engineer worry about trends in hydraulic motion control, especially in challenging economic times? Smart engineers know that there is always more to learn from others who are facing similar challenges. Industry associations play an important role in bringing together people who are on the front lines of both issues and challenges facing machine builders. This article explores some trends identified by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), headquartered in the United States, that recently brought together a team to articulate a Technology Roadmap for the fluid power industry. Full Article

Moog Offers Advanced Blade Pitch Control Technology For Wind Turbines

Pitching (adjusting the blade pitch angle for wind turbines) presents unique challenges for motion control performance. These solutions need to maximize energy production as well as accommodate different technologies (e.g. hydraulic and electric), withstand extreme conditions (e.g. temperature, vibration), and perform reliably in continuous operation over a lifetime of ~20 years and more. Full Article

Using Axis Control Valves in Wind Turbine Applications

Wind Power is a rapidly developing part of the Power Generation Industry where Moog has specialized for many years due to its unique expertise in motion control. As this article describes, Moog is helping to solve some real-world operational and performance challenges for wind turbine manufacturers and users. Two key... Full Article

Slip Rings for Wind Power

Modern wind turbines require delivery of power and signals to and from the rotating blades by a reliable rotary union assembly. Moog Components Group, a sister operating group of the Moog Industrial Group, provides a line of wind power (WP) products that are designed for this application. Slip Rings, utilizing... Full Article