Rugged Inductive Sensor Measures Rotation Velocity of Wind Turbine Blades


Modern wind turbines operate continuously in remote, highly demanding environments. Exceptional reliability is essential as opportunities for maintenance are limited. Turbine rotation velocity is a key operating parameter and manufacturers require robust sensor systems that provide accurate measurement in real-time. Rugged presence-sensing systems withstand harsh exposed conditions, both onshore and offshore, while delivering the required accuracy and reliability.

Customer Values

  • Simple sensor system providing contactless operation
  • Robust construction withstands corrosion and water ingress
  • Exceptionally reliable, fit-and-forget operation in a remote, harsh environment

Specific Product Advantages

  • One-piece AISI 304 (V2A) stainless-steel body
  • State-of-the-art ASIC technology ensures exceptional in-service reliability
  • 10 mm sensing range available in physically small sensor
  • Excellent resistance to extreme operating conditions

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