Custom Slip Rings For the Wind Industry

Custom Slip Rings For the Wind Industry

Wind turbines, formerly called windmills, work by converting energy from wind into mechanical power.

slip rings for wind turbinesThis energy can be used to power homes, schools, office buildings and more or used to complete a task such as pumping water from a well. It can fully power, or supplement, conventional forms of energy.

Benefits Include:

  • Wind is a clean, domestic and renewable energy source. Nothing needs to be mined from the ground and it doesn’t create pollutants or emissions that can harm the environment.
  • Wind turbines can be tailored for a variety of users, from a single homeowner to large schools or buildings. Some homeowners even make their own wind turbines for fun or to supplement solar or other energy sources.
  • Wind turbines can provide, or supplement, power in remote locations where reliable power might not be available.

Wind Turbines Help the Economy

In many rural areas farmers and ranchers allow wind plant owners to place turbines on their land and may custom slip ringsreceive rent or other incentives and tax credits.

Because wind turbines are tall and not wide, they don’t need a big, dedicated footprint. This means the land around the turbine can still be used for farming or cattle grazing.  Wind energy also creates jobs around the country.

As the industry continues to grow more jobs are created. It is estimated wind facilities in the US have created 75,000 jobs.

According to energy.gov, the United States increasing its wind power capacity 30% each year which means more jobs are created as more industries see the benefits of wind energy and the demand increases.

How BGB Supports the Wind Industry

BGB was among the first slip ring manufacturers to design a dedicated wind turbine slip ring for hub control systems. As leaders in the field BGB are always innovating and improving products to suit customers in all industries.

With over 30 years in the slip ring and brush holder market, BGB Technology is the leader in the wind turbine slip ring technology and stay at the forefront of innovations in the wind sector providing innovative slip rings and brush holders designed to work efficiently.

We currently supply products to major players in the wind industry including: Vestas, Siemens, Gamesa, Suzlon, ABB and more.  BGB also provides smaller units (3 way slip rings and brush-gear) to small turbine manufacturer.

Read more about BGB in the Wind Industry or learn more about our capabilities for slip rings.

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