Rotor blade condition monitoring for higher availability and optimum efficiency

Rotor blade condition monitoring for higher availability and optimum efficiency

BLADEcontrol® is the pioneer in rotor blade monitoring. The well-known condition monitoring system increases turbine availability, reduces downtimes, and ensures optimum efficiency. With broad knowledge and many years of experience in the wind power industry, we bring transparency to your plant to increase cost efficiency, revenue, and plant safety. In this way, you improve efficiency and reduce your risks in the long term.

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Reliable ice detection with BLADEcontrol®:

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Proven

Successfully in operation over 4,000 times, more than 14,000 machine years of monitoring experience in wind turbines.

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Global

Operating in over 29 countries worldwide – in onshore and offshore turbines.

1000 MW

Competent

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

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Certified

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

BLADEcontrol® gets the most out of your system

Operate with maximum return

Operate with maximum return

Operate with maximum return

High efficiency with less risk: this objective can be achieved easily and safely with BLADEcontrol®. Regardless of the turbine type: BLADEcontrol® reliably monitors the condition of the rotor blades and ensures optimum availability.

Manage better and know what works

Manage better and know what works

Manage better and know what works

If you know more about the operation of your systems, you can sustainably increase efficiency. With BLADEcontrol® you can determine where best to start with optimisations. Get to know the potential of our condition monitoring systems and make your plant more intelligent.

Make turbine operation transparent

Make turbine operation transparent

Make turbine operation transparent

Transparent processes reduce the risk of expensive repairs and increase the economic efficiency of the entire wind turbine. Our ice detection system is the best example of this. Use BLADEcontrol® to detect faults and damage quickly and always keep an eye on your rotor blades due to continuous condition monitoring.

Plan repair work intelligently

Plan repair work intelligently

Plan repair work intelligently

The planning and execution of maintenance and repair work is particularly time-consuming and costly for offshore installations. With BLADEcontrol® you can anticipate impending damage and react before it occurs. In this way, you achieve higher system availability and minimise the need for repairs. We will gladly support you with our know-how in the field of monitoring.

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BLADEcontrol® Condition Monitoring

BLADEcontrol® Condition Monitoring

BLADEcontrol® Condition Monitoring

BLADEcontrol® supports you in detecting even the smallest damage to the rotor blade at an early stage - e.g. blade tip damage caused by lightning strikes, trailing edge cracks, web separation, or blade bearing damage. We can also calculate your retrun on investment for the BLADEcontrol® Condition Monitoring System in a personal session.

Rotor blade monitoring from the wind energy pioneer

Highly sensitive sensor technology – directly on the rotor blade

Highly sensitive sensor technology – directly on the rotor blade

Highly sensitive sensor technology – directly on the rotor blade

BLADEcontrol® continuously records the condition of each individual rotor blade and detects even the smallest changes. The risk of expensive repairs is reduced and the economic efficiency of the entire wind turbine increases.

Your advantages with BLADEcontrol® at a glance

  • Increased turbine availability
  • Extended service life of the rotor blades
  • Reduced downtimes - Plannable repairs
  • Optimum turbine efficiency
  • Optimised operation and extended service life
  • Measurable increase in revenue

Customer stories & statements

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, certified partner for the installation of the BLADEcontrol

LEITWIND - Caribbean flair for BLADEcontrol®

LEITWIND - Caribbean flair for BLADEcontrol®

LEITWIND - Caribbean flair for BLADEcontrol®

Read our success story on six LEITWIND turbines of the type LTW80 1.65MW Typhoon on Guadeloupe that have been equipped with the BLADEcontrol® rotor blade monitoring system.

Adwen GmbH

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

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

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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Ice Detection with BLADEcontrol®

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 for Wind Industry

BLADEcontrol® - Condition Monitoring for Wind Industry

BLADEcontrol® - Condition Monitoring for Wind 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 reliable and futureproof solutions. Get a short overview about Weidmüller's innovative Condition Monitoring Systems for the wind industry, and explore our products and solutions.

Perfect complementation for efficient plant operation

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