Energy generation
Energy generation

Safe and reliable energy generation

The distribution of power generation to a large number of individual systems and the direct influence of extreme environmental factors place stringent requirements on the quality of the components used. Whether for renewable energy or conventional energy generation, our sensors and systems deliver convincing performance with excellent safety, robustness and reliability.

Application examples

  • Controlling gas turbine diverters

    Dynamic control of gas flow diverters

    The solution

    Diverters guide gas turbine fumes either to the bypass chimney or to the steam generator. Hydraulic systems with our integrated BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors gradually open and close these gas flow diverters. They operate dynamically, are compact and can also be used in a potentially explosive area.

    The features

    • Ex-variants for use in the potentially explosive area
    • Compact design
    • suitable for dynamic applications
    Controlling gas turbine diverters
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  • Controlling flaps in power plants

    Safe operation of power plants with reliable flap control

    The solution

    Flaps ensure a reliable workflow in power plants and monitor fumes or exhaust gases. Robust hydraulic cylinders with our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors ensure that the flaps used are opened and closed reliably and on time. They support the smooth operation of power plants.

    The features

    • Additional temperature range for outdoor use
    • Can be installed in the cylinders
    • Reliable
    Controlling flaps in power plants
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  • Monitor quick-action shutoff control valves

    Reliable valve monitoring with a redundant system

    The solution

    Continuous monitoring and stringent safety requirements are of key importance for quick-action shutoff control valves. The continuous monitoring is done with the help of redundant systems. Our compact and multiple redundant BTL 7 magnetostrictive linear position sensor provides two or three completely separate systems in the same housing. The integration of these independent measurement sections and electronics systems ensures maximum safety. You can configure our robust linear position sensor according to your needs.

    The features

    • Compact and space-saving
    • Contact-free and therefore wear-free
    • Monitoring of all channels via LEDs
    Monitor quick-action shutoff control valve
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  • Tracking the sun with parabolic troughs

    Precise position detection for high efficiency

    The solution

    For high efficiency, all troughs in the parabolic trough power plant have to be continuously adjusted to follow the sun's path and be focused exactly on the receiver tubes. Our BML magnetic encoders are located right on the rotating shaft and allow for precise position detection.

    The features

    • Direct measurement
    • Precise position detection
    • Determining reference points
    Precise position detection at parabolic trough power plants for higher efficiency
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  • Adjusting guide and rotor blades of Kaplan turbines

    Optimum adjustment of impeller to water volume

    The solution

    With the help of our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors, you can flexibly adjust the guide and rotor blades of Kaplan turbines. A BTL profile controls the exact position of the guide blades depending on how much water is to flow into the turbine. In addition to this, our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors are integrated into the shaft to adjust the blades of the impeller to the various flow volumes.

    The features

    • No reference run required after voltage interruption
    • Rugged, non-contacting
    • High protection class
    • Pressure-rated for installation inside hydraulic cylinders
    Adjusting guide and rotor blades of Kaplan turbines
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  • Adapting pitch of the wind speed

    Efficient wind power plants through adaptation to wind conditions

    The solution

    Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors were designed specifically for use in the hydraulic cylinders of wind power plants. The rotor blade angles are adapted to the wind speed using the pitch adjustment. In this way, they maximize power generation and guarantee maximum plant safety without contact.

    The features

    • Contactless = low-maintenance
    • Pressure-resistant to 600 bar
    • Vibration and shock-resistant for stable use in adverse conditions
    Efficient wind power plants through adaptation to wind conditions
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