Innovative Wind Turbine Company Turns to Adhesives to Solve Engineering Issues

Posted on 5/14/2018 10:46:07 AM By ASC
  

Green Cycle Wind has designed an innovative new turbine that will not only harvest wind from the air, but also from the air coming from the turbine’s mechanical and HVAC equipment’s exhausts. As a result, the new turbines will be able to generate more energy than conventional ones. To lightweight the turbine blades, Green Cycle Wind chose aluminum, but this meant design revisions to find a replacement for metal fasteners that were not only too heavy but prone to corrosion.

Lord Corporation, working in partnership with Green Cycle Wind, was able to identify structural adhesives that would solve the design problem and that would confer additional advantages for wind turbine assembly teams. View an article HERE about this partnership.

The adhesives offer:

  • High sheer strength
  • Performance across a wide range of temperatures
  • Reduce stress on components by eliminating the need for drilling holes for fasters
  • Seal the structure
  • Easy application
  • Little need for surface preparation
  • Reduced noise and vibration

Green Cycle Wind says that it is more than satisfied with the structural adhesives recommended by Lord Corporation R&D personnel and will be releasing its new turbine design to the wind energy market worldwide with the help of its international partners.