Using Wind Power Efficiently

September 26, 2016 // IAV impresses at WindEnergy with expertise transferred from the automotive industry

Berlin. This year, for the first time, IAV is among the 1,200 exhibitors at WindEnergy, the world’s leading trade show for wind power which is taking place in Hamburg from September 27 to 30, 2016. Previously familiar from the automotive sector, the company is presenting its solutions for automation and control engineering at booth 209 in hall B2.

“At present, manufacturers are using their own control and automation strategies. In future, the energy transition will place significantly higher demands on operating a wind turbine or wind park”, says Mike Carsten Eichhorn, head of the Actuators and Sensors department from the Mechatronic Systems section at IAV. “With its integrated, demand-oriented automation platform, IAV fills precisely this gap for which no economic solution has so far been available.”

IAV has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for over 30 years. From now on, the system partner for industrial key technologies will also be offering its expertise from automotive engineering to the manufacturers of wind turbine systems and power grid operators for developing smart grids. The company specializes in making automation concepts ready for industrial use quickly and reliably. This expertise makes IAV a link between the current state of research and its practical application in volume production as well as smart grids. “Rather than maintaining their own software for controlling wind turbines, manufacturers can in future use IAV’s comprehensive modular system”, explains Dr. Axel Schild, head of the Projects and System Application team at IAV. “Benefiting from the addition of specific function modules as well as individually tailored calibration, the platform provides optimized solutions to suit any need.”

IAV’s show debut is being accompanied by two presentations at the WindEurope Summit taking place at the same time in Hamburg’s Congress Center. Speaking on “High-performance nonlinear model predictive control for wind turbines” and “Making nonlinear state estimation techniques ready for use in industrial wind turbine control systems”, the two experts Dr. Axel Schild and Bastian Ritter are taking this opportunity to present IAV as a partner for tomorrow’s industrial automation concepts in front of an international specialist audience.

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