Presentation at CWP 2016

For the first time SET GmbH is presenting its new innovative product the TRD-unit (Torque Ramp Down Unit) at the China Wind Power 2016 (20th of October, Beijing).

Content: The TRD-unit is a wear-free Eddy Current brake (ECB) which reduces the loads of a WEC in case of a LVRT or any other unpredictable failure.  High stress cannot be prevented, so the WEC has to be designed for these cases. This can be seen by the large amount of material used for WECs (e.g. DFIG) already in operation, which led to an increase in overall costs. To minimize these dimensioning loads, the company SET GmbH from Klagenfurt in Austria has developed a robust, very controllable and cost effective system: a wear-free Eddy Current brake (ECB) mounted on the generator’s HSS under the brand name TRD-unit.  The TRD-unit is an effective option for slowing down a WEC within a short time period, before the WEC´s pitching system is able to react.

This leads to the fact, that the structural loads due to LVRT are no longer dimensional loads. Foundation, tower, rotor blades, gears and bearings can be designed under load reduced conditions. It is expected that the saving of materials lies in the lower two-digit percentage range.CWP2016, Presentation of SET´s TRD-unit, Maximilian Hehenberger (November 20th, Beijing)

CWP2016, Presentation of SET´s TRD-unit, Maximilian Hehenberger (November 20th, Beijing)

SET presented at 13th European Fluid Machinery congress

At 13th European Fluid Machinery congress Mr. Maximilian Hehenberger, the head of Business Development & Sales of SET GmbH, has presented his article with the title “Increased Efficiency and Reliability through an Electro-Mechanical Differential System Providing Variable Speed to Pumps and Compressors”.

Content: The objective of this article is to assess an electro-mechanical differential system (EMDS) system providing variable speed to a driven machine (e.g. compressor, blower, pump, etc.) in terms of applicability and energy Efficiency.

At the beginning of 2015 the European Union released a new standard, the EN 50598 series, leading to increased demand for variable speed drives. Beyond other drive train technologies, the EMDS is one possible solution for meeting the standard’s requirements. In this connection, efficiency and the resulting life cycle costs are essential to ensure compliance. The assessment of the EMDS reveals that this drive train technology is a compatible solution to meet future challenges…to read the whole article klick [here].

Successful appearance at WindEnergy Hamburg

From 26-28 Sep SET was at Hamburg Exhibition! The appearance of SET together with AVL was a great success and was very well received by the visitors. Talking to costumer our team consisting of Peter Prebio, Maximilian Hehenberger and Markus Waldner was able to emphasize the benefits of DSgen-set® and engineering expertise of SET (together with AVL).

Above all, the introduction of the new product “torque ramp-down unit” has found a very positive response from all those who operate or offer DFIG equipment. This new technology, which can be used as an inexpensive and highly efficient load shedding device, led to some new and interesting business contacts.

We wish to thank all our visitors for their interest and all partners for the excellent collaboration, looking forward to the next presentations in 2015.