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Pitch Control Issues Lead to Unplanned Downtime for Wind Turbines

In wind turbines, the pitch controls are responsible for adjusting the blades so they maximize the amount of wind available to generate the most power output. The pitch controls are also responsible for maintaining the rotational speed and maintaining safety during catastrophic events, such as high winds or loss of power.

Although pitch controls account for less than 5% of the total cost of a wind turbine, they also account for nearly 25% of the downtime — and almost all of it is unplanned downtime. Unplanned downtime can lead to a significant loss in revenue for an owner/operator. On top of that, repairs can be costly.

In order to repair pitch controls, technicians are usually required to climb to the top of a turbine, where they can access the pitch controls. In order to prevent unplanned downtime for your wind farm, our team of hydraulic experts can help you develop a maintenance plan that helps you prepare ahead of time for needed repairs.

We are an independent hydraulic repair company, and we intend to keep it that way. This gives us the flexibility to branch out into new markets, like wind power, and to offer repair and maintenance services for key components, such as pitch controls. We also guarantee that all our repair work will only be done with genuine OEM parts.

You can trust us to provide the expertise you are looking for. We also provide flexible service options that will suit your needs — and your budget. Although we are located in Wooster, Ohio, we provide our services worldwide, so no matter where you are located, our entire team is ready and waiting to serve you. All you need to do is give us a call at 800-800-6971 or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.