The Global Wind Summit, which is a highly respected event for the Wind industry, will be held from 25th to 28th of September at the exhibition centre in Hamburg and will combine WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference. “For our first participation”, explains the Sales Manager, Davide Bravin, “we have chosen to exhibit functional motors with solid existing applications, exemplifying our ability to meet the most diverse requirements and to adapt the technology of the asynchronous motor to the most specific needs. For example: Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC), Totally Enclosed Non Ventilated (TENV) AC motors and failsafe brake motors in various frame sizes and powers. We will also exhibit a few permanent magnet and brushless motors often used for “Yaw” and “Pitch” applications, featuring Lafert’s know-how gained through many years of experience often in extremely demanding conditions, thus bringing the benefits of high-efficiency, reliability and high-control motors to the wind industry”.
Which are the flagship products? “Our self-braking YAW motor for rotating the nacelle will certainly be on display”, Bravin continues “along with the special power pack and cooling motor solutions, which have paved the way for us to become market leaders in this sector utilising cutting-edge technology and specific customised designed to fulfil the industries needs”.
“At the Global Wind Summit, we will focus on making high value-added, practical and operational contacts”, continues Bravin, “so that we can introduce our products and benefits to key players in the sector with whom we still have little or no contact. We hope to develop partnerships similar to the ones we currently have with other leaders in the wind industry. Another rewarding moment for us will be the opportunity to meet and expand discussions with some of our existing customers, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers and their system’s sub-suppliers, seizing the opportunity to discuss new products and projects with them.”
“The wind market for Lafert is global: we are a player that supplies its products worldwide by following the needs of manufacturers that are, in turn, globalised. The European market currently keeps our production facilities busy, however, we are also witnessing a strong development of the Chinese market that increasingly requires motors with a high technological content. Bravin continues, “Lafert is growing year by year in the wind industry and we think that we can continue growing in this sector with double digit percentages, particularly over the next five years. This is as a direct result of investments targeting technological development of the product intended to fulfil the requirements of our customers and their partners.”
“During the last year, we have noticed the trend to increase the megawatts produced from each installation and optimise efficiency in such cases. Changing from the traditional induction motors in favour of high performance and high efficiency solutions utilising permanent magnet technology is a key factor in achieving these targets. The wind market is, in fact, even more focused on more powerful turbine installations, this requires the need to optimise installation power consumption as much as possible, refining the controls, increasing system performance and efficiency and, consequently, the individual systems that it comprises of. Permanent magnet motors fit perfectly into this context allowing huge increases of efficiency from single components”, concludes the Sales Manager, “greatly reduced losses and increased energy outputs are then delivered to the consumers as a direct result”.