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Rotor blade monitoring with BLADEcontrol®

Ice detection, rotor blade monitoring and professional monitoring and service – BLADEcontrol® offers a certified solution for all application requirements


Rotor blade monitoring with BLADEcontrol®


Cost efficiency, high levels of revenue and plant safety are the most important factors during the operation of wind turbines. BLADEcontrol® continuously records the condition of each rotor blade individually and perceives even minor changes. The risk of expensive repairs is reduced, and the economic efficiency of the entire wind energy plant increases.


Your advantages of the condition monitoring system at a glance:

  • Increased turbine availability
  • Life time extension of the rotor blades
  • Additional yield through reduced downtimes
  • Predictable repairs
  • Optimised turbine efficiency
  • Operational optimization and life time extension of your turbine

BLADEcontrol® offers a certified solution for all application requirements



Optional sensors for ice detection:

  • Measurement in the root area
  • Working in confined spaces is omitted
  • More room for de-icing systems inside the blade


BLADEcontrol® Opto:

  • Combination of electrical sensors with optical connection
  • Additional information about your rotor blades
  • Quantified statements on imbalances and energy levels of lightning strikes
  • Data provision for the use of individual pitch control available
  • Insensitiveness to lightning and electromagnetic fields


Apply on our booth in hall B6 booth 252 at the Hamburg WindEnergy fair for the equipment of your plant with one of the first prototypes.


Ice Detection

  • Highly sensitive sensor technology for detecting ice accretion on the rotor blade - also at standstill of the turbine
  • Reliable prevention of ice throw
  • Automatic restart in ice-free condition
  • Measurement resolution of the ice thickness within millimetre range
  • Saving measurement data for subsequent ice evaluation
  • Web-based ice condition monitoring

Rotor Blade Condition Monitoring System

  • Early detection of typical blade damages such as damage to the blade tips caused by lightning, crack of the trailing edge, spar web separation and blade bearing damages
  • Signalling to the turbine control and information of the operation management
  • Predictable rotor blade repairs
  • Reducing of downtimes of the wind turbine
  • Professional monitoring and expert analysis in our monitoring centre
  • Online Monitoring of the rotor blades with WebVis

Operational Optimisation

  • Detection of operating deviations such as aerodynamic imbalances, pitch misalignments, loose parts and dynamic overloads
  • Reduction of the rotor blade life time consumption
  • Increase of the operational safety
  • Safe operation through constant rotor blade condition monitoring
  • Yield increase due to life time extension of your wind turbine

Monitoring and Service

  • Installation and commissioning by experienced service technicians
  • Easy retrofitting of existing wind turbines
  • Combination with ice warning lights
  • Monthly reports and trend analyses
  • Error message verification by our experts
  • Installation training for your technician
  • Detailed documentation for submission to authorities

Your partner Weidmüller Monitoring Systems



  • In-house hardware and software development
  • Equipment options for all installation types (1 MW onwards)
  • Highest-level data security


  • More than 2,500 systems sold
  • 7,000 machine years of monitoring experience
  • Installations in more than 33 countries

In Action


  1. TÜV Rheinland according to
    ISO 9001:2015
  2. DNV GL
    Ice Detector since 2008 
    Condition Monitoring System since 2013
  3. Approved by official authorities

Installations worldwide






Meet our experts at the following Events and Conferences:



25.09. – 28.09.2018

06.11. – 08.11.2018

14.11. – 16.11.2018

23.11. – 24.01.2019


WindEnergy 2018

27. Windenergietage

Offshore Wind R&D Conference 2018

VGB Conference Operation of Wind Power Plants in Cold Climate


Hamburg, Germany

Linstow, Germany

Bremerhaven, Germany

Vienna, Austria


10.09. – 13.09.2019

HUSUM Wind 2019

Husum, Germany


Get exclusive information about the effective monitoring principle


Read our detailed description about the operation principle of the of rotor blade ice and damage detection. Find out more about operational optimisation of your wind turbine and the remotely presentation of the status of your systems using our WebVis.


Our experts are at your disposal for your queries


Weidmüller Monitoring Systems GmbH

T +49 351 213 916-50

F +49 351 213 916-55