PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is showcasing a range of electrical and hydraulic solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of the wind power industry at WINDPOWER 2009 Conference and Exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, from May 4 – 7, 2009. Eaton’s solutions will be on display at Booth #4924 . Co-exhibited by Eaton’s Electrical and Hydraulic groups, the services and solutions on display are designed to help wind industry customers grow sustainably.
As the wind industry continues to gain momentum and experience aggressive growth, Eaton has a spectrum of solutions designed to reduce energy consumption and leave a smaller footprint on the environment, all while withstanding the challenges of wind turbine applications.
“Combining hydraulic and electrical expertise with a global reach, engineering services, and a broad component and systems portfolio, Eaton provides consistent and reliable wind industry solutions that yield performance, safety, and uptime improvement,” said John Vernacchia, commercial marketing manager, Eaton Corporation. “Eaton also offers other renewable energy and power generation solutions for the solar and hydropower markets.”
Eaton offers an array of energy efficient electrical and hydraulic equipment, tools, and services for applications including wind turbine, tower base, collection sub-station, wind farm service and aftermarket. Solutions include:
Eaton’s medium-voltage (MV) switchgear solutions utilize environmentally responsible and safety conscious MV insulation material. Eaton’s solutions include air and solid insulated switchgear designs and avoid the use of Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) gas, which poses environmental concerns.
- Electrical assemblies that connect, protect and convert power from individual wind turbines to the wind farm electric grid.
- Arc fault reduction products that help to protect workers from electric shock.
- A proportional valve for hydraulic blade pitch control.
- Remote monitoring products.
- Eaton’s Engineering Service Solutions that support design, testing, installation, commissioning, maintenance and aftermarket upgrades.
- Hydraulic cylinders with advanced rod coatings developed to perform in temperature extremes, corrosive environments and under high shock and vibration levels.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com .