Lapp cable solutions meet the demands of today’s wind farmsMarch 7, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Wind power generation is one of North America's fastest growing energy sources. However, there are a number of unique challenges involved, from harsh weather conditions to corrosive oils. Lapp Group prides itself on understanding these challenges and the critical role its products play in the wind turbine industry.
Wind turbine applications
Lapp Group offers a single-source solution for products that are rated for the wind industry, and that are UL and CSA compliant. For instance, it offers a wide selection of cables, cable glands, connectors and custom-made cable assemblies used for such wind turbine applications as power, control and data/signal. Lapp products can be found in nearly every area of a turbine. They are often used in the blade for de-icing, in pitch and yaw drives, in tower cables for lighting, and in the heating and cooling systems for gearboxes and generators.
Components from Lapp Group have been proven in the field to stand up to the humidity, condensation, extreme temperatures, vibration, torsion stress, corrosive oils, hydraulic fluids and electromagnetic interference involved with wind turbine applications. As a result, they help in providing optimal performance and higher revenue for wind farms.
Some of the products available, which are suitable for wind farm applications, include:
- Olflex brand power and control cables, featuring high flexibility and extreme resistance to oil;
- Unitronic cables for data communication systems, including CAN and PROFIBUS bus systems;
- Etherline industrial Ethernet components, including CAT.5 and CAT.6 torsion cable and field wireable connectors;
- Olflex connect systems solutions, including custom assembled cables, servo cable systems and engineered drag chain systems;
- Epic industrial connectors, such as heavy-duty connector housings, and a variety of connectors for mixed power and control applications;
- Fleximark cable marking systems for cable management;
- Skintop strain relief cable glands, including nickel-plated brass or polyamide models; and
- Silvyn protective cable conduit, including metallic and non-metallic versions, and connectors that are simple to install.
To learn more about Lapp Group's selection of products for the wind turbine industry, visit the company’s website.