Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy - August 2016
Stefan Ziegler, Dipl.-Ing., Beckhoff Automation
The article "Modular Control Systems for Wind Energy" appeared in the August 2016 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.
For a 5-megawatt wind turbine prototype, aerodyn employs the latest control and software technologies, including a comprehensive PC-based control solution and the new modular TwinCAT Wind Framework. The TwinCAT Wind Framework features the latest software engineering and Big Data applications to extend current Industry 4.0 concepts to the wind energy industry. The modular software supports, for example, the direct provision of sensor data to the operatorâ™s database, and in general enables the easy adaption of the wind turbine operation management to future requirements.
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