Archives January 2017


January 2017


Improving Joint Integrity

Three-part approach helps to reduce costs and increase production and quality.

The wind-energy market has been calling for the need to reduce maintenance costs now and especially after the production tax credits expire. Mechanical joint integrity accounts for a large portion of the maintenance scope. Torkworx, being a leader in controlled bolting solutions, has a laser focus on power generation. It has been pivotal in the […]
Pete Fuller

Bolting Technology Advancements

Understanding the difference between transducerized and current-control tools.

Why is using a transducerized tooling system important? To understand that importance, the accuracy difference between transducerized and current-controlled tooling needs to be explained. Current Controlled Current-controlled (open loop) tools are a dedicated system consisting of a tool, cable, and controller. They are pre-calibrated in a lab using an external transducer on a rundown fixture. […]
Paul Bundy


Near-Record Growth Propels Wind Power into First Place as America’s Largest Renewable Resource

American wind power just achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity according to a new report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower dams to become the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S. and the fourth largest overall.  Business leaders from General Motors […]
February 10, 2017

Women of Wind Energy Adds a Member to Its Board

Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced Elizabeth Kaiga has joined its board of directors. “As we transition our program work at Women of Wind Energy to include all renewables, we are thrilled to add Elizabeth to our board,” said WoWE Executive Director Kristen Graf. “Her valuable experience and expertise across the renewable energy sector will […]
February 9, 2017