For a few months, Testia GmbH has been offering its services on Structural
Health Monitoring to the company Flender AG in Bocholt (Germany).
Strain gauges as small as 0,6mm are applied to the planetary gears on one of the
biggest wind energy plant of 10MW capacity.
Accuracy, patience and experience are needed for this sensor application!
The signals obtained from the gauges will be used to monitor autonomously and
continuously the physical condition of the structure while keeping manual
intervention at its minimum.