BLADEcontrol®

More return - less risk: extend the life time of your rotor blades with BLADEcontrol®

BLADEcontrol®

Increase turbine availability, reduce downtimes, optimise turbine effeciency

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 with Weidmüller Monitoring Systems

Competent

Competent

In-house hardware and software development, equipment options for all installation types (1 MW onwards), and the highest-level data security

Proven

Proven

More than 3,000 monitoring systems in place, more than 9,000 machine years of monitoring experience, installations in 25 countries and also offshore plants.

Certified

Certified

Certified by TÜV Rheinland according to ISO 9001:2015, Ice detector certified since 2008, and Condition Monitoring System certified since 2013 (DNV GL)

BLADEcontrol® - features & benefits

Innovation

Innovation

Optional sensors for ice detection:

  • Measurement in the root area of the blade
  • 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
  • Insensitiveness to lightning and electromagnetic fields

Rotor blade Condition Monitoring

Rotor blade Condition Monitoring

  • Early detection of typical blade damage 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

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

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

As a company specialising in maintenance and service work on wind turbines, ROTORWORKS is a certified partner for the installation of the BLADEcontrol® ice detection and condition monitoring systems on various wind turbine types. Due to simple assembly steps, BLADEcontrol® can be installed or optionally retrofitted onto existing wind turbines in no time at all. An installation-specific system adaptation can be performed easily and at any time based on the close, successful collaboration with Weidmüller.

Mario Heißner, Rotorworks GmbH

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Ice Detection with BLADEcontrol®

Ice Detection with BLADEcontrol®

  • Highly sensitive sensor technology for detecting ice accretion on the rotor blade
  • Reliable prevention of ice throw and 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

BLADEcontrol® - Condition Monitoring Systems for wind power industry

BLADEcontrol® - Condition Monitoring Systems for wind power industry

Condition monitoring plays an important role in every industry. Especially in the wind sector, the continuous monitoring and analyses of data is a crucial success factor. Specific installation concepts and the optimal use of systems within the wind plants require a reliable and futureproof solutions. Get a short overview about Weidmüller's innovative Condition Monitoring Systems for the wind industry. Explore our products and solutions in the wind industry.

Applications & References

Statements from our customers

Adwen GmbH

Adwen GmbH

"Thanks to the permanent monitoring with the BLADEcontrol® Condition Monitoring System and based on the long-standing experience gained at roughly 200 of our offshore installations, we have already been able to enjoy multiple benefits from the measured data and data analysis, and have increased our system availability. We have enjoyed a trust-based partnership with the Dresden-based company since 2006, and we look forward to continuing our successful collaboration in the future"

wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG

wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG

"As an operator, we, wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen, are responsible for about 2,000 wind turbines worldwide. Our most important tasks in the management of wind farms are the optimisation of plant operation and the reduction of downtime. By using the BLADEcontrol® ice detector, we ensure safe operation of our wind turbines - even in the cold season. When implementing the system, Weidmüller Monitoring Systems GmbH is a trustful and competent partner, who meets our demands and requests very individually and thus supports us to continue optimising our wind farms."

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Morawietz, Development Department

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Morawietz, Development Department

"The BLADEcontrol® ice detection system saves a significant amount of working time and generates considerable cost reductions to VENSYS Energy AG and our customers. We got rid of many telephone calls and trips to the wind farms that were necessary when using conventional ice sensors on the nacelle roof. Just as the yield of the installations has increased, the safety of the turbines has also improved as a result of the direct measurement of ice build-up on the rotor blades. Weidmüller Monitoring Systems GmbH has also demonstrated its interest in other areas too, such as the research and development of potential new uses for the systems, and is a reliable partner for us. We will of course continue to build on this collaboration in the future."

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