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Subsupplier aims to shave time off wind turbine testing

R&D Test Systems aims to shorten route-to-market time for new wind turbines. Within a few years, the Danish company intends to render time-consuming testing in real wind superfluous and save customers significant sums used on repair, says sales chief.

R&D has developed a test system, among other things, that can apply both horizontal and vertical loads to a wind turbine blade, which saves time. | Photo: R&D

R&D Test Systems' has a solution set for launch within a matter of years that can eliminate the need to test wind turbines in real-world conditions of wind and rain.

Doing so will markedly shorten commercialization time, says R&D Test Systems Sales Director Sascha Heinecke – a decisive advantage in the present wind market, where manufacturers are constantly competing to introduce the next machine for their catalogs.

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