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INDUSTRIES: Energy

SUMMARY

Customer Need / Challenge
Customer wants to improve the performance of a windmill by adjusting the blade pitch and measuring the torque generated as power ramps are studied.

Interface Solution
Interface’s T2 is coupled between windmill blade propeller and electric generator. Information will be sent to customer’s Data Acquisition System (DAQ).

Results
Customer was able to use torque data to determine the optimal blade pitch for the windmill. The windmill will generate more power and with less stress on the bearings.

MATERIALS
  • T2 Ultra Precision Rotary Torque Transducer
  • Interface Shaft Style Torque Transducer Couplings.
HOW IT WORKS
  1. Model T2 Torque Transducer is installed between windmill propeller and electric generator using Interface torque couplings.
  2. Model T2 is connected customer’s DAQ.
  3. Tests are performed and torque data is logged into customer’s DAQ.
  4. Results are examined by customer and optimal blade pitch is determined.