A Look Ahead to downwind turbines


Traditional upwind turbines face incoming wind. To avoid being blown into the tower, a blade must be sufficiently stiff. A lot of material is required to build these relatively thick, massive blades, which drives up their cost. Turbine blades on downwind rotors, however, face away from wind, so there’s less risk of a blade hitting the tower when wind picks up. This means that blades can be lighter and more flexible, which needs less material and therefore less money to make.These downwind blades also can bend instead of break in the face of strong winds, much like palm trees.

Walter Cut MX grooving and parting off tool

The Walter Cut MX grooving and parting tool improves accuracy, stability and process reliability by improving on proven technology. The self-aligning, tangential clamping of the MX system and the dowel pin location in its insert seat result in greater precision and repeatability. Inserts are offered in five different geometry types with Tiger∙tec® Silver PVD coating for grooving, parting, profiling and thread turning.

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