HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has supplied its Genesis DAQ system with Perception software to the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES), to create Germany’s first full scale nacelle test stand.

Designed to test complete nacelles, the new stand will be used at the Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory in Bremerhaven, which provides a realistic testing environment in the multi-megawatt field for all manufacturers of wind energy turbines.

The HBM Genesis HighSpeed data acquisition system and transient recorder will be used alongside Perception software, in the test laboratory, as part of a complete system for acquiring electrical quantities.

The Genesis data acquisition instrument synchronously acquires both the currents and the voltages at the network connection points of wind turbines of up to 36 kV with very high sample rates. Furthermore, the sophisticated design of the user interface, which is based on Perception data acquisition software, ensures ease of use, even of highly complex systems.

The measurement system’s modular architecture also means the overall concept can be adapted to new customer requirements at any given time, making it both flexible and future proof.

Simple to use, the range of Genesis HighSpeed transient recorders and data acquisition systems from HBM share the highest sample rates and mid to high channel counts.

Used with professional HBM software Perception, large amounts of data can be provided quickly and reliably, making it the preferred choice for high-speed data acquisition. Featuring StatStream technology, Perception enables 10 GB of data to be visualised within ten seconds, resulting in minimal waiting times. In addition to ‘live’ data feeds, Perception software enables users to view saved data whilst recording continues in the background.

With many years experience, HBM offers an exceptionally wide range of wind power test and measurement solutions for condition monitoring, structural analysis, heavy duty weighing, and measurement engineering, material fatigue prediction and component tests.

Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

For further information please contact:

Millbrook Proving Ground, Station Lane, Millbrook. Bedfordshire MK45 2RA UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1525 304980
Web: www.hbm.com

March 2016

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