WindEnergy digital – Part 2 – Digitization in the wind industry
Exhibitors were unfortunately unable to participate in the digital version of WindEnergy Hamburg this year after all. To ensure that SKF Wind’s exciting showcase is not wasted, this article shares some insights into the technologies and data-driven processes which are shaping the industry. How are new technologies and computer-aided processes influencing the industry?
WindEnergy Hamburg goes digital – How organizers and exhibitors adapt to changing times
Socially distanced, but still in-the-know! Wind energy relies on the exchange of information at trade fairs and conferences. To ensure that nothing gets lost this year, one of the largest conferences for our sector, WindEnergy Hamburg 2020, will take place – albeit in a different form.
The power of analytics – Creating value with data in wind energy
Previously, SKF announced that they had acquired Presenso Ltd. – a company that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI). Adopting data-driven technology presents wind farm operators and OEMs with plenty of opportunity to boost efficiency and reduce costs. So, how does this work in practice?
Entering a virtual world – How the wind industry could benefit from virtual events
As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, most events due to take place in 2020 have been postponed or cancelled all together. This has led some organizers to switch to virtual platforms. Could this format work for the wind industry? And what opportunities could open up for exhibitors?
AI brings change to wind energy – The case for IIoT in wind farms today
Global developments have strengthened the business case for AI-driven industrial analytics in wind farms. Predictive maintenance helps wind energy businesses to operate self-sufficiently, extend asset health and lifespans, reduce O&M costs, and better protect repair crews.
Smart technology – Enhancing machine reliability with AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) already plays a role in many aspects of industry, including supply chain management, product development, and maintenance planning. Companies must evolve with the changing industrial landscape and use the tools at their disposal to maintain their competitive edge. What does AI offer wind energy?
Connecting the community – Industry associations and social media in wind energy
In the modern era, social media is one of the most useful tools for businesses to share their message, build brand identity, and reach completely new target groups. Industry associations can complement this by representing the goals and concerns of a sector. This also applies to wind energy and could be a key driver of future expansion.
Cybersecure operation – The role of cybersecurity in wind energy
Big data, remote monitoring, and process automation are becoming more prominent in wind energy. As a result of many systems and machines being networked, the likelihood of cyberthreats increases. What can operators do to protect wind farms in the digital age?
Entering the age of interconnectivity
Many industries, such as manufacturing, are now connecting their machines, and even entire facilities, with the Internet of Things (IoT). This enables automation and delivers unprecedented levels of performance data. Despite this, the wind energy sector is somewhat behind and has some catching up to do. What benefits could the IoT offer the wind industry?