SENSORS: Specially engineered for wind turbine applications, Micronor’s MR200W series Yaw Position Transducers monitor position, direction, speed and cable twist while providing the necessary feedback to the yaw directional motor drive and brake control system.
An MR200W series position transducer can be multifunctional and integrate any combination of geared limit switches, rotary encoders, resolvers or potentiometers. For increased accuracy and repeatability, the unit can be supplied with an external anti-backlash POM (polymer) pinion gear which optimizes coupling to the wind turbine’s large yaw bull gear.
Depending on performance requirements, functionality and quantities, an integrated OEM solution can typically cost about $1,000-$2,000. Engineering evaluation units can be delivered within four to eight weeks ARO and production units within four weeks thereafter.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi