Breakthroughs in Wind Turbine Technology

Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in UEA Blog

Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr.

UEA is grateful for the opportunity to work with DMG Productions on an upcoming episode of Innovations discussing the design of slip rings and how they relate to wind turbines. The below article originally appeared on, and was written by Rochelle Hyman.

DMG Productions explores turbine slip ring technology and the growing wind energy industry.

Award-winning producers of the Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. series will uncover recent breakthroughs throughout the growing wind energy industry. This episode is slated to air during the first quarter, 2018. Check your local listings for more info.

During the last decade, the wind energy industry has experienced significant growth. As a result, so has turbine slip-ring technology. This segment of Innovations will explore these small, yet powerful devices, and will uncover their importance throughout the industry.

Wind turbines require reliable transmission of power and data signals from the nacelle to the control system for the rotary blades, and this is where slip rings come into play. Featuring United Equipment Accessories (UEA), the Innovations series will discuss why design firms, like UEA, have been focusing efforts on engineering slip rings that are specifically made for wind turbines – creating units that last longer and require less maintenance, which in turn lessens downtime and upkeep.

This is why design firms in the industry have been focusing efforts on engineering slip rings specifically for wind turbines that last longer and require less maintenance.

“UEA is pleased to be working with Innovations to discuss slip ring design as it relates to wind turbines and the issues and trends affecting the industry,” said Daniel Hanawalt Business Development Manager for UEA. “We are extremely thankful for the opportunity to help educate the general population about the wind industry while showcasing our company and products.”

“When a slip ring fails, power and communication data cannot pass through to pitch mechanisms and other controls in the hub, therefore shutting down the wind turbine,” said Rochelle Hyman, Producer for the Innovations series. “We look forward to exploring how better-designed slip rings are helping the industry perform better and continue to grow now and into the future.”

Breakthroughs throughout the growing wind energy industry

About United Equipment Accessories: 
United Equipment Accessories, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered custom motion products. Their product lines include slip rings, hydraulic swivels, cable reels and shift controls for a variety of industries and applications around the world. Founded in 1952, UEA is a family owned company that exists to solve problems through innovative design and manufacturing solutions. For more information, visit

About Innovations and DMG Productions: 
Innovations, hosted by award-winning actor Ed Begley, Jr., is an information-based series geared toward educating the public on the latest breakthroughs in all areas of society. Featuring practical solutions and important issues facing consumers and professionals alike, Innovations focuses on cutting-edge advancements in everything from health and wellness to global business, renewable energy, and more.

DMG Productions (responsible for creating the Innovations show) includes personnel specialized in various fields from agriculture to medicine, independent films to regional news and more. Field producers work closely with experts in the field to develop stories. This powerful force enables DMG to consistently produce commercial-free, educational programming that both viewers and networks depend on.

For more information visit: or contact Rochelle Hyman at (866) 496-4065 or via email.