• Adwen Technology, Germany: 10 years of alpha ventus with PC-based wind turbine control

    Adwen Technology, Germany: 10 years of alpha ventus with PC-based wind turbine control

    Ten years ago, Germany entered the era of offshore wind energy generation with the inauguration of the alpha ventus project. In this interview, Bernd Zickert of Adwen Technology talks about the use of PC-based technology from Beckhoff in these systems.
  • Leine & Linde, Germany: PC-based control combined with strain sensors for monitoring rotor blades in wind turbines

    Leine & Linde, Germany: PC-based control combined with strain sensors for monitoring rotor blades in wind turbines

    A fully digital measurement chain from strain sensor to the control and management levels is a prerequisite for high-performance and integrated condition monitoring in wind turbines. Find out in this interview with Matthias Finke how this has been achieved in the case of ESR strain sensors in conjunction with PC-based control.
  • EtherCAT and TSN – the perfect match?

    EtherCAT and TSN – the perfect match?

    Martin Rostan, Executive Director of ETG, explains in an interview with IEE editor Dr. Martin Large to what extent TSN makes sense in interaction with EtherCAT.