The wind turbine manufacturer Enercon has already been using a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) system from MicroNova for several years and has carried out initial component tests in the area of blade pitch control. Since these tests were very satisfactory the company, based in Aurich, Germany, decided to integrate a new test concept into its development process and to set up a test landscape with five HiL simulators in cooperation with MicroNova. The electronic control systems should as early as possible be confronted with all the conditions that occur subsequently during operation of the wind turbine and their correct functioning should be validated.
Automotive Expertise for Wind Energy
Enercon GmbH relies on solutions from MicroNova for the development of wind turbines
Wind energy is one of the most environmentally friendly energy sources. Wind turbines are becoming more widespread and their technological development is advancing at a rapid pace. As product cycles in this industry are becoming ever shorter – similar to what is happening in the automotive sector – manufacturers are looking for ways to make development more efficient and faster. Modern and tried-and-tested tools from automotive development are available to help manufacturers cope with the increasing complexity of control unit development.