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Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), a global semiconductor company, has announced that Envision Energy is adopting ADI's MEMS sensor technology in the company’s new generation of smart wind turbines.
Initial goals for the collaboration include enabling new levels of wind turbine safety through real-time monitoring of vibration, tilt, and other information. By using ADI’s technology, Envision Energy aims to introduce predictive maintenance technology into the core control of its wind turbines. This is done by deploying ADI’s precision inertial measurement unit (IMU) and low-noise, low-drift accelerometers on different positions of the tower to monitor the key states of the tower in real-time. Information gathered by monitoring tower conditions is used to inform danger prevention measures.
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