Wind power Design a sustainable power supply with inspiring industrial solutions
Harsh environmental conditions and long lifecycles – wind turbine generators place high demands on electrical engineering. To ensure the efficiency of your systems over the long-term, our experts use their many years of technical expertise and passion to focus on the challenges you face.
Excellent products which are intelligently combined to form innovative systems are at the heart of our solutions. Extended with industry-specific features, we develop solutions which are rounded out by engineering, servicing, and training services. Benefit from sophisticated technology for your wind turbine generator – on land or at sea.
The increasing levels of flexibility and digitalization in wind power demand that previously separate systems be merged together to allow us to make our contribution to the All Electric Society.
Solutions for condition monitoring
Permanent monitoring and analysis of wind turbine generators is essential. Condition monitoring focuses on parts subject to particular stress, such as the drive train and the generator. With increasing turbine sizes, monitoring the rotor blades is also becoming increasingly important. To detect damage at an early stage, each new rotor blade is equipped with a variety of sensors. Condition monitoring systems allow generators to be operated much more efficiently, as downtimes for maintenance and repair are reduced to a minimum.
Modular rotor blade monitoring Our solution for optimized system operation
Rotor blades are exposed to high loads. They have a high potential for wear and damage. Based on the requirements, Phoenix Contact provides a tailored combination of our solutions for rotor blade monitoring. The modular design of our Blade Intelligence solution features a combination of the individual systems.
Solutions for system automation
Phoenix Contact provides intelligent solutions which can be used to efficiently automate sub-applications, the complete wind turbine generator (WTG), all the way to a wind farm. Phoenix Contact control and software solutions allow you to stay competitive and respond flexibly to dynamically changing circumstances.
Integration of subsystems High availability of your wind turbine generators
Increase your system availability using our control solution with multi-core processor. With the elimination of a separate data processing controller for condition systems, you reduce your hardware costs.
Efficient system development Model-based system development
Model your wind turbine generator in Matlab Simulink and perform diagnostics on your models, including debugging, without a Matlab license on our modular software platform.
This software platform speeds up your engineering process thanks to the reusability of user-specific automation modules and object-oriented programming.
Our solutions are based on PLCnext Technology, the ecosystem for industrial automation
PLCnext Technology features a comprehensive, coordinated portfolio for tunnel technology, thus enabling quick and reliable engineering. It also allows easy adaptation to the individual requirements of operators, thanks to the integration of open source software, apps, and future technologies. You can implement new IoT-based business models through direct connection to cloud-based services and databases.
With our open PLCnext Technology control platform, you can easily integrate applications developed in high-level languages into your overall system. Individual modules can even be updated or maintained during operation. You determine the core on which the program sequences are run, and which task they are synchronized with.
Phoenix Contact provides you with innovative automation and connection technology for equipping your wind turbine or your entire wind farm. Many products were specially developed for the wind sector and stand out thanks to their particularly robust nature and clever functions. They naturally include user-friendly operation and seamless integration. Experience our product solutions for the wind power sector.
Service and support for your wind power project
Whether you operate, plan, produce, or maintain systems – our services provide reliable support and are tailored to your specific requirements.
Project support We assist you during the crucial phases of your project
Our wind power experts advise you during every phase of your project cycle and, if required, take over the engineering of your wind turbine generator. All Phoenix Contact components for your wind turbine generator undergo intensive testing in the independent and accredited Phoenix Testlab. The control cabinet solutions are designed and engineered in accordance with the required standards and directives. This assures you that our finished solution products satisfy the industry’s most stringent requirements. Our after-sales service will assist you at any time during the installation and commissioning of your wind power solution from Phoenix Contact.
Protect your wind turbine generator Benefit from our expertise for the safety of your machinery and systems
In addition to components for functional safety, we will support you with individual services for safe operation in process engineering systems. Whatever the product, our industry experts will help you plan and implement the safety lifecycle in accordance with EN 61511, as well as process control engineering safety equipment.
Furthermore, the integration of machines in process systems may require the Machinery Directive to be applied. We are on hand to assist you with this with our services in accordance with EN 13849.
Training for our solutions in the wind power sector Workshops adapted to your qualifications
Based on many years of experience and intensive customer contact in the wind sector, Phoenix Contact has developed a training concept that is adapted to the specific needs of your employees. We will create an offer for you based on the project phase, target group, and prior knowledge.