Application solutions

Wind Power Application Solutions

Wind Power application solutions

Expert flexible solutions from Phoenix Contact from design to operation.

Whether offshore, mountain top or small wind power – in the wind industry, the exception is often the rule. Phoenix Contact offer standard solutions, as well as, specialized products and systems for the wind power industry. Benefit from our years of experience and technical know-how for the automation of wind turbines. Beyond the range of standard components, our services range from salt mist resistant specialized materials of construction and customized solutions, to entire turbine control systems and turbine automation system simulation.

Lightning current measurement system for wind turbines

Lightning current measurement system for wind turbines  

Lightning Monitoring System

Unscheduled maintenance affects the ROI of your turbine. The unique Phoenix Contact lightning current measurement system LM-S detects and analyzes all the important parameters of lightning surge currents on wind turbine blades. Evaluation and remote signaling is carried out in real time. Your advantage: real time lighting data that can be used to minimize downtime and maximize ROI by more effective planning of inspection and maintenance intervals.

Improved slip ring communications

Improved slip ring communications  

Improved slip ring communications

Protect your turbine investment by improving uptime. Efficient high rate rotor to nacelle Ethernet transmission of data is often challenging due to excessive jitter caused by slip ring contact vibration. Phoenix Contact has solutions to improve this demanding communications environment:

  • SHDSL Modem Communication: Used with an existing slip ring, the PSI-MODEM-SHDSL/ETH multi carrier frequency modem improves the data rates of Ethernet communications due to poor communication paths.
  • WDM Media Converter: The FL MC EF WDM media converters provide a full duplex fiber optic connection with just one optical fiber, thanks to WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplex) technology. This device is ideally suited to rotating applications with optical slip rings in wind power plant applications.

Optimized redundancy: Combine the SHDSL and fiber optic technology with our FL SWITCH 3000 for uninterrupted Ethernet communications with switching times of 15 ms even if one path should fail.

Complete small wind turbine automation

Complete small wind turbine automation  

Small wind turbine automation

For the small wind turbine manufacturer, cost effective flexible and scalable automation solutions, rapid prototyping and fast times to market are of the most critical importance. Benefit from our experience in the automation of wind turbines. Phoenix Contact offers a complete range of innovative and proven components for small wind turbine automation, as well as, comprehensive basic application software. Our hardware solutions include:

  • Web-based HMI devices
  • Modularly designed compact controllers
  • I / O Systems
  • Surge Protective Devices
  • Modems and cellular routers
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Energy Meters

Our tuned and tested basic wind turbine control software libraries covering all typical wind turbine functions enables rapid software engineering. Customizable web-based management applications allow for remote servicing of wind turbines. Your advantage: one-stop source for a complete range of small wind turbine automation solutions.

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