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In the wind energy industry, Pepperl+Fuchs incremental and absolute rotary encoders are used for position and speed sensing applications on wind turbines, including rotor blade pitch systems, nacelle azimuth (yaw) drives, and generator and/or rotor speed monitoring.  In either hollow-shaft or solid-shaft versions, our rotary encoders offer the industry’s broadest range of interfaces, including CANopen, SSI, AS-Interface, DeviceNet, parallel, and PROFIBUS, so interfacing to wind turbine control systems is seldom a problem. 

Pepperl+Fuchs' unique extended sensing range, extended temperature range, and stainless steel metal-face proximity sensors provide longevity and reliable position sensing performance for the demanding environments found in wind turbines.  Proximity sensor applications include blade pitch control, yaw position, rotor and yaw brake position, brake wear monitoring, and rotor speed monitoring. 


Proven performance, industry commitment

  • Pepperl+Fuchs has over 10 years of experience in delivering reliable industrial sensors to the wind power industry worldwide; we’re a valued supplier to four of the top five wind turbine manufacturers in the world
  • In partnership with our customers, Pepperl+Fuchs has developed unique solutions to address the special requirements and specifications of the wind energy market
  • Together with leading wind energy industry certification agencies TUV and Germanischer-Lloyd (GL), Pepperl+Fuchs is an active participant in the development of performance and test standards for both onshore and offshore wind energy applications
  • Our stability as a global leader in presence and position sensing ensures a long-term partnership with our customers