More than 6,000 bolts are used in the assembly for wind turbines. Regular inspections are both costly and time consuming. The customer wants to monitor the bolts to ensure safety and optimal operation, but with a new quick , less expensive, and easy solution.
Interface’s solution is to pair multiple LWCF Clamping Force Load Cells with the wind turbine’s bolts around the base of the turbine’s pillar. The load cells are installed under each bolt, thus measuring the compression forces. Each LWCF load cell is then each connected to a WTS-AM-1E Wireless Strain Bridge Transmitter Module. The load cells will measure the compression forces from the bolts, and the real-time results are transmitted wirelessly from the WTS-AM-1E’s to the WTS-BS-6 Wireless Telemetry Dongle Base Station when connected to the customer’s PC. Real-time results from the LWCF’s are displayed using provided Log100 Software.
Interface’s load cell monitoring system successfully monitors the compression forces of the wind turbine’s bolts in real time.