Wind

Operating wind turbines efficiently - optimum yield with our products and solutions

Wind

Customer specific solutions for the wind industry

Nowadays, the wind industry energy sector is faced with the challenge of meeting growing profitability requirements. Turbine manufacturers are continuously seeking possibilities to reduce the LCOE (levelized cost of energy). Weidmüller meets this demand with reliable components and customised solutions to cut down the capital and operational expenditures. Further trends are condition monitoring systems and data driven business models like Data Analytics. In these fields of automation and digitalisation Weidmüller is able to provide tried and tested solutions to reduce downtimes and increase yield.

As a reliable partner for the wind industry, our customers can be sure of:

Proven track record

Proven track record

For years we have been supporting our customers with a wide range of components and specific assemblies and monitoring solutions.

Customer-centric culture

Customer-centric culture

We know the political and economical requirements in the wind business and we want to be more than just a supplier - we want to be a partner.

Hands-on mentality

Hands-on mentality

The Weidmüller wind team is highly motivated to take care of customers projects during all phases of development and on site.

Global footprint

Global footprint

Thanks to our global orientation, we are very well suited to handle the requirements of our customers. From technical support to on-site delivery and services.

Fast prototyping

Fast prototyping

Our experienced engineering team uses modern development tools to quickly provide technical proposals and first prototypes to the customer.

Facing market challenges with innovation and passion

Blade

Blade

Blade

Our BLADEcontrol® system increases revenue and reduces cost risks thanks to continual rotor blade monitoring and ice detection. In addition to damage to the rotor blades themselves, BLADEcontrol® also detects aerodynamic imbalances, loose parts in the blade and misalignments of the hubs or pitch. Investing in continual rotor blade monitoring will pay for itself due to increased availability during the winter months using the key ice detection with automatic restart function.

Hub

Hub

Hub

The revolving hub is a challenge for every material or system. Weidmüller encounters this rough environment with high quality products and rugged PLCs to ensure security relevant functions like the rotor blade pitch system. The important communication between hub and nacelle is supported by Weidmüller network devices, and the lighting in the hub can be realised by Weidmüller LED lamps. We also offer customised LED solutions in the hub to implement, e.g. a junction box.

Nacelle

Nacelle

Nacelle

Weidmüller offers a wide range of reliable components for the Top-Box and field wiring products to connect data, signals and energy. Customised assembled boxes for auxiliary applications and a proven LED system to assure maintenance free and long lasting lighting.

Tower

Tower

Tower

Weidmüller is a leading manufacturer of LED tower lighting systems that can be easily adapted to different tower types. We provide a complete solution consisting of LEDs, feed-in box with UPS, cable harnessing, and outlet boxes to allocate energy for service and maintenance staff. In the tower base you can find various products in the bottom-box and communication devices for the turbine and windpark network.

Today, every customer has special requirements, especially in the wind industry. To fulfil these needs, we at Weidmüller established customer specific assemblies to solve all upcoming requirements in one optimal solution. We enable our customers to fulfil their requirements in the best possible way

Marc Liebert, Global Segment Manager Energy/Wind

Product highlights for Wind

Rotor blade monitoring with BLADEcontrol®

Your advantages of the condition monitoring system at a glance

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.

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

Condition monitoring for screw connections

Your advantages at a glance

Detect anomalies in the screw connections of your wind turbines. Our condition monitoring systems provide information about screw connections and help to reduce maintenance and repair costs.

  • Detect critical screw damages
  • Continuous monitoring 24/7
  • Additional yield through reduced downtimes
  • Predictable repairs

More products and solutions for Wind

Tower LED Solutions

Tower LED Solutions

Tower LED Solutions

Our intelligent combination of light and power for more efficiency in your systems. Extremely robust, durable, well protected, easy to install, and extremely energy efficient.

Customer specific assemblies

Customer specific assemblies

Customer specific assemblies

Tailor-made products for your application. Our individually assembled enclosure solutions excel by an intelligent combination of consulting, application expertise and industry know-how.

High-end power supply

High-end power supply

High-end power supply

The PROtop-series switchgear enables high plant availability through MTBF values of more than one million hours.

Industrial Analytics

Industrial Analytics

Industrial Analytics

Knowing about possible issues before an error occurs is important to keep processes running. Our analytics modules learn from your machine data and indicate when abnormal activity is observed.

Industrialisation of wind power industry

Industrialisation of wind power industry

Today, the wind energy sector is one of the fasted growing sources of electricities worldwide. Facing the challenge of growing profitability and rising requirements, modern and future-proof plants have to be increasingly cost-effective and highly reliable. To fulfil these market needs, Weidmüller offers customised automation solutions for the wind energy of the future. Whether as a complete package or individual components - explore our products and solutions!

  • Reduce downtimes of your plants through reliable and robust solutions
  • Increase the efficiency of your wind power plants
  • Reach your LCOE and lifetime extension goals

Our goal is not just to provide individual components, but to develop solution concepts that simplify work processes and enhance plant efficiency.

Hans Schlingmann, Head of Business Unit Wind

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Global Segment Manager Energy / Wind

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