PowerbyProxi has been leading the way in educating industrial manufacturing and products companies on the value of non-contacting, wireless power connectors and slip rings for the past four years. We have developed systems for more than 30 applications, 25 of which have been for Fortune 500 companies like John Deere. Now, the leading manufacturer and sales company for connector products globally, TE Connectivity, has announced the launch of a new line of non-contacting connectors, (http://www.connectorsupplier.com/111912-Specifier-IN-TE-Launches-Game-Changing-Technology) focused on the needs of manufacturing automation, process control, industrial machinery and robotics. With this launch PowerbyProxi’s message that for reliability and the ability to introduce unique product capabilities, using loosely coupled inductive wireless power transfer offers the best solution has been further validated.
PowerbyProxi remains the leader in the development of non-contacting, wireless power solutions with a full line of capabilities from milliwatts to kilowatts, all with the ability to also have integrated data communications. Our expertise in harsh environment, flexible system architectures, one-to-one or one-to-many power transfer, and our unparalleled Proxi-Ring products for rotating applications, can help any company solve their critical electrical power reliability or design constrained applications. Isn’t it time you started looking at how non-contacting wireless power can help the performance of your plant or product? Join us in the revolution to achieve new levels of reliability and productivity!
PowerbyProxi presents: “Powering Sensors in Hostile Environments”
Alternative & Renewable Energy Open
April 27th 3:30 – 4:30 pm EDT
FREE Online Event Sponsored by GlobalSpec
April 27, 2011 – Power-by-Proxi invites you to attend a free online seminar, featuring Fady Mishriki, CEO/Business Development & Co-founder who will present “Powering Sensors in Hostile Environments”.
In this presentation, attendees will learn of a contactless slip ring that provides wireless power and data to pitch control systems in wind turbines. This improves wind turbine efficiency by reducing the cost of maintaining and replacing existing mechanical slip rings and their carbon brushes, especially in wet, dirty environments, where rotational movement is involved, and power cables and physical connectors are problematic, expensive, and unreliable. Power transfer without wires or frictional contact ensures sensor operation in hard-to-reach locations. Replacing traditional wiring harnesses with wireless power transmitters and receivers ensures reliable sensor operation in hostile environments, in applications involving rotational movement, and in hard-to-reach locations.
To register, please visit: http://www.globalspec.com/events/eventdetails?eventId=105
The trend toward larger wind turbines, increasingly isolated installations and continued use of operate-until-failure maintenance practices drives down reliability and increases the total cost of energy (COE) of wind power operations.
As a result, wind turbine OEMs continue to search for innovative wind turbine designs with improved performance and lower COE. And, wind turbine project operators are interested in more cost-effective alternatives to aging turbines that are increasingly expensive to maintain.
At the show we talked with wind turbine manufacturers and operators about the role of pitch control in operational efficiencies. Modern wind turbines adjust rotor blade pitch angle for safety and control.Pitch control optimizes blade performance and therefore, overall turbine performance. However, to be cost-effective, pitch control systems require high levels of uptime.
Correcting pitch control system failures or false resets require substantial maintenance costs. And, optimal turbine performance can be limited by factors such as turbine design, turbine location and the need of high levels of data and power availability.
Wireless slip rings are an innovative method for wirelessly transmitting power or data between stationary and rotating frames without the use of conventional slip rings or brushes. In these solutions, there is no physical contact between the rotating and fixed parts of the apparatus. Inductive components are used to provide a reliable and efficient transfer of electrical power across the rotational boundary, reducing maintenance costs and improving overall uptime for the operator.