Senvion SE | Date: 2015-02-26
A method for manufacturing a composite fiber component for a rotor blade of a wind turbine that includes introducing a fiber material into a mold, supplying a flowable matrix material via a longitudinally extending runner of the mold using a vacuum infusion method such that the fiber material is soaked with matrix material from the runner and the matrix material flows transversely to the longitudinal extension of the runner such that a first region of the fiber material is substantially soaked with matrix material from a first section of the runner and a second region of the fiber material is substantially soaked with matrix material from a second region of the runner, and matrix material flow rates are set for the first section and the second section of the runner depending on thicknesses of the fiber material in the first region and the second region of the runner, respectively.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-04-22
An apparatus and method for producing a rotor blade spar cap for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The apparatus includes a mold, which has a cavity-like depression in cross section, in which material for a rotor blade spar cap can be placed, and a sheet-like mold covering for sealing off the depression. The depression has side walls, an opening bounded by the side walls and a base area between the side walls. In accordance with the method, fiber material and/or fiber-reinforced material is placed in the depression of the mold such that the material finishes flush with the side walls with respect to the height of the rotor blade spar cap, the depression is sealed off by the sheet-like mold covering, the material is fused together to form the rotor blade spar cap and the rotor blade spar cap is removed from the mold.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-04-21
The invention relates to a system and to a method for producing a rotor-blade spar cap with pultruded rods made of a fiber-reinforced material. According to the invention, the system includes at least one retaining apparatus for rotatably mounting at least one rod-layer roll with a rolled-up layer of pultruded rods arranged one beside the other, and a laminating mold for receiving layers of pultruded rods. The system further includes at least one guiding apparatus and additionally at least one trimming apparatus. The guiding apparatus is designed to guide onto the laminating mold a layer of pultruded rods which has been unrolled from a rod-layer roll. And, the trimming apparatus, for trimming the layers of pultruded rods, has a sawing apparatus and/or a milling apparatus.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-03-31
A composite fiber component for a rotor blade of a wind power plant including a first sandwich core and a second sandwich core arranged next to each other, each having an inside facing a rotor blade interior and an outside facing a rotor blade exterior. A first fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the inside of the first sandwich core and on the outside of the second sandwich core. A second fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the outside of the first sandwich core and on the outside of the second sandwich core. And, a third fiber-containing laminate layer is arranged on the inside of the first sandwich core and on the inside of the second sandwich core. Also disclosed is a rotor blade for a wind power plant having a composite fiber component as disclosed.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-06-22
A component arrangement for a wind turbine including an outer component, an inner component arranged within the outer component, and a rolling bearing pair, which has a first rolling bearing and a second rolling bearing arranged in a manner adjusted relative to one another and which is preloaded by means of a clamping force. The inner component and the outer component are mounted so as to be rotatable relative to one another about an axis of rotation by means of the rolling bearing pair. The component arrangement also includes a pressure sensor for determining a preload of the rolling bearing pair, which is arranged in a flow of the clamping force. A method for assembling a component arrangement, a wind turbine having a component arrangement, and a method for operating a wind turbine is also disclosed.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-07-23
A method for adjusting the azimuth of a wind power plant, in which, during an azimuthal rotation of a machine housing with a rotor on a tower of the wind power plant, a constant residual pressure for generating a constant residual holding torque is applied to at least one azimuth braking device. Also an azimuth adjustment system for a wind power plant and to a wind power plant. In the disclosed method, the constant residual pressure and/or the constant residual holding torque are/is set as a function of at least one wind speed parameter before commencement of the azimuthal rotation, and the residual pressure and/or the residual holding torque are/is not changed during the azimuthal rotation, in particular during energization of azimuth drive motors.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-04-23
A wind turbine diagnostic device for diagnosing mechanical damage to generator components of at least one wind turbine, comprising at least one speed sensor for determining a variation over time of the rotational speed of a generator of a wind turbine, the speed sensor having at least one speed signal output for outputting the determined variation over time of the rotational speed, a frequency analysis module and a frequency spectrum signal output for outputting a frequency spectrum, the frequency analysis module determining a frequency spectrum from the determined variation over time of the rotational speed, and a comparator element for comparing a frequency spectrum with a prescribed standard frequency spectrum and for diagnosing mechanical damage to generator components on the basis of the comparison. This increases the possibility of predicting mechanical damage to generator components caused by vibrations.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-01-22
The invention relates to a test bench (1) for testing a drive train of a wind turbine, comprising a drive device (40) for introducing test power into the drive train, which can be detachably connected to a drive train to be tested. The invention further relates to a method for testing a drive train of a wind turbine by way of a test bench (1), and to a drive train of a wind turbine. The test bench (1) according to the invention is characterized in that the drive device (40) for testing a drive train is or will be fitted and mounted on or to the drive train so as to be removable, wherein most of the weight of the drive device (40) is borne by the drive train when the drive device (40) is fitted or mounted.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-06-11
A rotating unit for rotating a first component of a wind turbine rotatably mounted on a second component, which includes a gearwheel element arranged on the first component, a drive arranged on the second component by a drive holder including a drive housing and a drive pinion for actuating the gearwheel element, a connecting element arranged on the drive housing and configured to form a releasable connection between the drive housing and the drive holder, and fastening means, which interact with the connecting element and can be actuated between a clamping position and a disengagement position. The fastening means connect the drive housing, in the clamping position, in a force-fitting manner to the drive holder. In the disengagement position, the drive housing is displaceable on the drive holder in an adjustment direction such that it is possible to adjust a tooth-flank clearance between the drive pinion and the gearwheel element.
Senvion SE | Date: 2015-05-15
A wind turbine comprises a wind rotor, a generator driven by the wind rotor, a converter, wherein the generator and the converter generate electrical energy output via a connecting line with an inductively acting line reactor to a grid, and an overvoltage protection device comprising a plurality of different active modules, which are designed in such a way that they each effect, in different ways, a reduction in the voltage at the output of the converter, a switching matrix, which connects and disconnects the different active modules, and a selector comprising an overvoltage classifier, which is designed to select a predetermined stage depending on the overvoltage and to actuate the switching matrix in such a way that successive ones of the active modules are disconnected, wherein the overvoltage classifier defines a plurality of overvoltage ranges by virtue of in each case the selector setting different switching groups.