wind turbines

  • Setting a Higher Standard

    posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018

    United Equipment Accessories' name has become synonymous with quality slip rings for the wind industry. The charge to our Research and Development (R&D) staff is to always do better and perform at the next higher level. To that end we are always researching and testing for a higher level of brush performance in our slip rings. The sliding contacts that transfer power and data from the stationary to rotating member in pitch control systems need to last as long as possible.

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  • Small Component, Big Reliability

    posted on Monday, April 2, 2018

    Fiber optic rotary joints are being considered more and more as a replacement for conventional precious metal contacts in wind turbines.

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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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