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Rotor Blade Control

Around 27.000 wind turbines of different sizes and power have been installed in Germany. Regular maintenance work is required for granting their smooth operation inclusive assessment, maintenance and repair of the rotor blades.

The blades can be accessed by complex service platforms, granting short setting-up times irrespective of hub height. Thanks to special sling points and suspension to the machine nacelle the blades can be turned further anytime, allowing a fast completion of work. Major repairs can be executed parallely at different blade positions. Down times can be reduced to a minimum.

Blade assessments are made by high workers well trained and certified in rope access technology allowing a fast and cost saving execution of work. Rope access is both profitable for damage documentation and control and maintenance of lightning protection system.

The manifold blade controls include tip maintenance and control of drainage holes, as well. Aerodynamic parts are controlled for fixity and completeness.

The strong blade surface wear requires a regular control. Cracks, voids, lightning damages, gelcoat damages, installation or handling damages and delamination are possible symptoms.

The inner blade is examined as far as accessible. This includes visual control of hydraulic cylinders and tubes as well as burn marks or lightning strike. The tip rope is controled for tight fit and is adjusted where needed. Residual adhevises are removed and lamination and adhesive seams are controled.

Author: Rotor Blade Control GmbH


Classified Directory

  • Newlist_logo.kaeufer
    Gebrüder Käufer GmbH
    ...;UFER’s innovative suspended platforms allow alignment on all sizes of blades. Rope suspensions are fixed at machine house or at rotor blade.... Rotor blade access systems are easy to erect and independent of surface as rough terrain or off shore. The rotor blade platform climbs up by electric...
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    Aero Dynamik Consult GmbH
    ... Blades: aerodynamic and structural design optimisation of production and costs customized blade design... blade test support documentation for certification Tower: structural design generic optimisation...
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    WKA-Service-Fehmarn GmbH
    ... years of experience in the development and execution of highly complex rotor blade repairs. Complex nacelle repairs and repairs to other GRP component... parts. Expert opinions / inspections on rotor blade (in-/outside); detailed damage reports with photo documentation; Inspection of lightning...
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    Hodij Coatings BV
    ... of sales, distribution and field technical service. We supply tower coatings, bedplate coatings and blade coatings for production, service...
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    Special Blade Service B.V
    ... Special Blade Service BV - Your trustworthy Partner for everything on- and around the rotorblade - In November 2004 a new company, named... Special Blade Service BV, was founded with just one goal: To give our customers the full service for rotorblades with the right quality. We have over...
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    Weidmüller Monitoring Systems GmbH
    ... on the blades. BLADEcontrol® is available as a pure ice sensor as well. BLADEcontrol® is installed in hundreds of turbines of various manufacturers, allowing for early damage detection beyond rotational blade inspections. ...
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    OAT Osterholz AntriebsTechnik GmbH
    ... OAT is specialist in development, manufacturing and sale of blade pitch control systems for wind turbines ranging from 500 kW up to 10 MW.... Individual Blade Pitch Control (IBPC) is standard. OAT has long years experience in automation of wind power technology and provides pitch systems as All...
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    RS Randack Spezialschrauben GmbH
    ... focusing on the demand of blade assemblies. Our know-how ensures a quality connection between the rotor and the blade - where it counts. We...
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    RTS Wind AG
    ...; the installation and cabling of wind turbines, servicing and maintaining turbines, and also a specialised rotor blade service. Europe-wide operations, in both...
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    aerodyn Energiesysteme GmbH
    ... and structural rotor blade design, finite element method calculation for casting, welded and fibre compound elements as well as the entire documentation...
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    Inspection of Rotor Blades
    ...Testing of blade production quality: Click here for more information ...
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    Blade Sensing Systems
    ...Moog's Blade Sensing Systems has been proven to deliver significant benefits in design, manufacture and post-installation operation. The new MW... class wind turbines from initial concept designed with the Moog Blade Sensing System for individual pitch control have experienced lower cost, higher...
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    Villinger anti./de.icing technology for wind turbine rotor blades
    ...A) PREFAB solution directly assembled into to rotor blade during the production lamination process at the rotor blade manufacturer’s plant...
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    Risk prevention of Ice Shedding with the patented Villinger BIPS Ballistic Ice Shedding Protection©
    ... hazardous chunks of ice into harmless light weight ice particles. The Ice Shedding Protection System will be implemented during the rotor blade manufacture... process. Existing wind turbines with the risk of ice shedding can be retrofitted during the next rotor blade inspection. ...
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    Technical Assessment
    ... and tower to the gearbox and rotor blade, and advise operators on environmental aspects. ...
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    Mechanical Test Systems
    ... rotor hub and blade loading for performing mechanical tests on pitch, yaw and main bearing systems. Test applications include performance under load... in five degrees of freedom, and features changeable specimen adapters for modeling hub and blade stiffness characteristics. Blade Static Test...
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    Pitch system
    ... version. For feed back of blade position encoders with high reliability are implemented a) directly on the pitch motor and b) as 2-nd encoder set... with a measuring pinion wheel directly in the blade bearings. 1 Pitch Management Modul 2 Pitch Motion Controller 3 Pitch Backup System ...
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    Slip Rings
    ...Moog is a recognized leader in the market in slip ring solutions, offering integrated rotary unions to ensure that pitch motors for blade pitch...
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    Course Descriptions
    ... to the mechanical systems that make up the subsystems of wind turbines. This includes the rotor reduction gear, as well as the blade pitch gears and control...

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    ..., compared to the N131, and the company has kept the same one piece rotor blade structure while optimising the design for transport and production.... For instance, the main girders of the rotor blade are made of carbon fibre, which was introduced for the first time in 2010 for the N117/2400 and is also being...
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