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Common Causes of Electrical Motor Failure

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Electric motors can fail for many reasons. Motors have an average lifespan of 30,000 – 40,000 hours, which depends largely on maintenance. Motors that stop functioning can bring your operations to a halt, along with causing downtime and lost revenue. They can also be a safety hazard. If your electric motors are not working properly, [read more…]

Kurz Wind Podcast #13 – Sam Tasker of WindEsco

Posted on by Matt Passannante
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Kurz Wind Podcast #13 – Sam Tasker of WindEsco
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On this episode of the Kurz Wind Podcast, we had on Sam Tasker, Vice President of Sales, who has a decorated background with many different owner/operators and OEM’s in the Wind Industry. During our discussion, we cover topics such as: – AEP vs. Nameplate capacity of a Wind Turbine Generator. – How they are revolutionizing [read more…]

Bio Spotlight: Mike Glynn

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Name:  Mike Glynn Job Title:  Director of Wind Energy/Div of Kurz Industrial Years in the industry:  10 Years with Kurz:  17 Area(s) of expertise:  Mechanical Engineering, Sales & Marketing Reason(s) you love your career:  Being a part of improving the US carbon footprint One “Fun Fact”:  Love all Sports and most music styles (hobby, skill, [read more…]

Bio Spotlight: Kathy Cira

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Name: Kathy Cira Job Title:  Industrial Distribution Inside Sales and Wind Inside Sales Support Years in the industry:  43 years in Industrial and 6 years in Wind Inside Sales Years with Kurz:  16 Area(s) of expertise:  Motors, Drives, Power Transmission Reason(s) you love your career:  Customer and Supplier relationships I have established over the years.  [read more…]

Bio Spotlight: Beverly Rybak

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Name:  Beverly F. Rybak Job Title:  Wind Business Development Coordinator Years in the industry:  9 Years in Wind plus 30+ Years in Supply Chain; Procurement; Analytics Years with Kurz:  3 ½ Years Area(s) of expertise:  Supply Chain; Procurement; Analytics; Sales; related to WIND and Manufacturing Reason(s) you love your career:  What’s not to love about [read more…]

Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #12: Avtron

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Kurz Wind Podcast Episode #12: Avtron
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  Nidec-Avtron is a leading manufacturer of encoders and tachometers in the Wind Power space.  With thousands of units installed in towers across the globe, they’re on the cutting edge of design, performance, and reliability for your Wind Turbines. In this episode, we cover: The AV56 Generation 3 Pitch Encoder design and upgrades. How to [read more…]

What’s New with Kurz Wind?

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A letter from Jay Austin, Sales Manager – Wind Division It has been a unique working year for everyone, and we hope that everyone stays safe during this pandemic.  We appreciate the hard-working wind technicians who continue to keep the lights on for families and businesses around the world. A few updates from the Kurz Wind [read more…]

Retrofitting pitch backup systems with ultracapacitors for less maintenance, more uptime

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Every hour that a wind turbine is offline is an hour of lost revenue. Wind farm operators must look for every way they can minimize downtime. The battery backup power for a turbine’s emergency pitch control system can pose several problems for site personnel, including regular maintenance, failures, and turbine downtime to address issues. That’s [read more…]