Windpower 2010 – Tentec Shows its bolt tensioning tools for wind turbines

Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment for wind turbines, will be showing its Aero range of bolt tensioning tools for wind turbines on Booth 3620b at Windpower 2010, May 23rd – 26th in Dallas, Texas.

The complete series will be on show with Tentec being the only company in the world to offer a full load, positive stop safety feature on the entire range of wind energy equipment. The new elliptical tool, designed for foundation tooling where there are space restrictions and accessibility problems, is the latest tool to be launched with this feature.

Overstroke protection is one of the most important factors to consider when assessing bolt tensioning tools. Without this feature, engineers are prone to keep stretching and this can result in the failure of seals and other parts. More importantly, any failure could create a critical safety hazard. Once this occurs, the operation has to be stopped as, at a minimum, the seals have to be replaced, along with other work that needs to be carried out to rectify any further damage. This results in costly downtime that could be crucial for completing profitable job on time and within budget.

Tentec’s in-house engineers have designed this unique full load, positive mechanical stop system so that just fractions of an inch over the required extension and engineers will hit a mechanical stop and stretching will cease. This important safety feature will be a highlight of the Windpower Show in May.

As well as the range bolt tensioning tools for wind turbines, Tentec offers a choice of electric driven high pressure pump units that can generate pressures of up to 2000 bar.

A product brochure and full specification details will be available at Windpower 2010 and Tentec engineers will be on hand to answer any technical questions or help with any specific applications.