Partnering with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES), 8tree aims to revolutionize wind blade quality inspection through next-level digitalization and automation.
CONSTANCE, GERMANY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
8tree, a global industry leader in 3D surface inspection tools, is proud to announce its collaboration in the “SmartRoMaIn” project led by the renowned Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES). This initiative aims to revolutionize wind blade production by introducing a connected measurement system that detects and rectifies construction deviations early in the manufacturing process.
“Participating in the SmartRoMaIn project aligns seamlessly with 8tree’s commitment to delivering industry-specific 3D inspection solutions. We are thrilled to join forces with IWES and the other project partners, and look forward to contributing our expertise to enhance the production quality and efficiency of wind turbine rotor blades,” commented Erik Klaas, co-founder and CTO of 8tree.
Despite high safety margins in rotor blade production, critical construction deviations can arise during manufacturing, leading to expensive post-production adjustments. If these deviations go unnoticed, they can result in operational damages to the blades.
The “SmartRoMaIn” project aims to tackle this challenge head-on by developing a networked measurement system that promptly identifies and corrects these deviations.
8tree collaborates in this initiative with partners from special machinery manufacturing, laser application technologies, robotics, and digital solutions sectors. Furthermore, Wind Turbine OEMs Nordex and Vensys have joined as associated partners, underscoring the broad industry collaboration and dedication to enhancing wind blade quality inspection.“
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