Small Component, Big Reliability
Fiber optic rotary joints are being considered more and more as a replacement for conventional precious metal contacts in wind turbines.
How to Keep Your Turbine Spinning
The design and manufacturing of a slip ring component is imperative to the overall function and efficiency of a wind turbine.When a slip ring fails, power and communication data cannot pass through to pitch mechanisms, and other controls in the hub and top box; this can cause a wind turbine to shut down. This is also why manufacturers have devoted a great deal of engineering and research to developing wind turbine slip rings that last longer, and require less maintenance.
Small Slip Rings are a Big Deal
When most people think of wind turbines, bigger components like motors and blades immediately come to mind. Smaller components, on the other hand, are often overlooked. However, it's those small components that can make or break a system.