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Vibration sensors for monitoring wind turbine health

Wind turbine operators and maintenance engineers face big pressure to avoid unplanned outages and expensive costs on unscheduled repairs. Preventing turbine problems and minimizing failure is key. Reliability engineers are experts at keeping wind turbines operational. They use vibration diagnostics to find the root cause of problems and establish a baseline of wind turbine health. Measuring low level vibrations helps to identify problems, provide an early warning and avoid catastrophic damage.

Wind power applications and components where vibration monitoring is used to collect operational data for predictive maintenance to identify operational problems in the early stages include

  • Turbines
  • Gearbox conditions
  • Bearings
  • Main shaft
  • Tower sway

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Wilcoxon vibration monitoring sensors include built-in safeguards for reliable monitoring and consistent, long-term performance in potentially charged atmospheres found in wind turbine environments

With an MTBF greater than 25 years, our high voltage (HV) and low frequency sensors are ideal for wind turbine applications.
Our sensors are available in multiple configurations including permanent mount, compact and top-exit.

HV series sensors

  • High EMI (electromagnetic interference) resistant
  • Monitoring protection up to 6000V

Low frequency sensors

  • Clear signals at low vibration levels down to <0.1 Hz
  • True high-sensitivity design for greater signal to noise ratio
  • Built-in low-pass filter protects against sensor overload

All of our sensors for wind power applications include the following features:

  • Ceramic housing
  • Detect both low and high speed vibrations
  • Case isolated, ESD protection, reverse wiring protection

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