Beckhoff-Webinar "Integrated monitoring for wind turbines" – We are happy to be part of it!

Date: Monday, November 30, 2020, 08:30 a.m.

The operation and maintenance of modern wind turbines incurs considerable costs. To maintain competitiveness, failure risks must be minimized, maintenance costs lowered, and the availability and energy efficiency of the system increased. This is where condition monitoring comes into play: the monitoring of gear units, blades, generators, and towers is generally recommended, not just for offshore wind turbines or systems in remote regions.

PC-based control technology from Beckhoff, which has already been used successfully for almost three decades in all areas of industrial automation, has today become an integral component of smart wind turbine automation. Beckhoff will present mainly measurement and condition monitoring as integrated parts of New Automation Technology.

As a partner of Beckhoff, we also get a chance to present SHM.Tower® – our intelligent and certified system for monitoring tower vibrations and maximizing lifetime extension.


08:30 a.m. Welcome
08:35 a.m. Overview of measurement and CMS abilities provided through New Automation Technology,
by Nils Johannsen, Beckhoff Automation
08:50 a.m. The “Peakanalyzer” online condition monitoring system,
by Kai Uchtmann, GfM Gesellschaft für Maschinendiagnose
09:05 a.m. Tower monitoring,
by Bernd Wölfel, Wölfel Engineering
09:15 a.m. Power measurement,
by Karl Stapelfeldt, Beckhoff Automation
09:30 a.m. Break
09:40 a.m. Innovative condition monitoring systems for compact drive trains in wind turbines,
by Dr. Brit Hacke, cms@wind
09:55 a.m. Digital strain measurement on blades,
by Mathias Finke, Leine & Linde
10:10 a.m. TwinCAT FlexMeter,
by Birger Evenburg, Beckhoff Automation
10:25 a.m. Customer-specific pitch systems,
by Anton Eberharter, Atech Antriebstechnik
10:40 a.m. Break
10:50 a.m. PC-based retrofit control solution extends wind turbine service life,
by Bernd Kuhnle, PolyTech Wind Power Technology, and Timm Daunke, fos4X/aerodyne Antriebstechnik
11:10 a.m. Beckhoff measurement technology,
by Nils Johannsen, Beckhoff Automation
11:25 a.m. Goodbyes

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