wind turbine slip rings

  • How to Keep Your Turbine Spinning

    posted on Monday, March 5, 2018

    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.

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  • What are the Standard Operating Temperatures for Hydraulic Swivel Seals?

    posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    Temperature: It's in the air, it's in the news, and it's always changing. We are approaching the season when the ‘snow birds' typically pack up and head south. Looking outside on this blustery, rainy day, that sounds like a good plan. Not only do humans operate better in temperate conditions, but many mechanical devices such as seals, also operate better in mild temperatures.

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  • Custom Slip Rings

    posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Another day at UEA, another day for UEA to excel at what we do best: deliver a highly-customized ring to a customer whose application had many specific design requirements, along with a tight deadline.

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  • Choosing slip rings that last for wind turbines

    posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    A slip ring from UEA is designed to withstand the harsh environments in wind turbines, and uses solid brushes and rings stacked in a manner that saves space. UEA has built more than 15,000 slip rings for large wind turbines in the last few years.

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  • Trends in Wind Turbine Slip Rings

    posted on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Over the past 15 years or so we have seen a wide variety of technology changes in wind turbines and the slip rings they use. One of the most evident is the change in the speed and amount of data being transferred through the hub slip ring.

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