When looking at the future of drive trains for wind turbines, it’s clear to see that the winner is the medium-speed drive train. This is because the medium-speed drive combines the advantages of solid reliability with lower losses and higher efficiency.
During WindEnergy expo in Hamburg, The Switch organized a drive train technology debate on PMG vs DFIG together with Recharge. The Debate was lined up with top wind power business and thought leaders, discussing the benefits and concerns about the FPC and the ways it can save the cost of energy.
Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a world leader in motion control and robotics, acquired The Switch to support both companies’ strategic objectives and strengthen their international presence. The Switch will play a key role in Yaskawa’s System Engineering Division, serving as a catalyst for long-term growth. The Switch will continue as a brand in the renewables, marine... Read more »
Based on The Switch’s know-how and experience of delivering converters that fulfill the strictest grid codes, Vancouver-based Water Wall Turbine Inc. (WWT) selected the company to provide a 500 kW full-power converter for its innovative self-floating power plant.
Multipurpose vessels have been facing immense pressure when it comes to making money in today’s grim business environment. Using permanent magnet technology for electric propulsion systems is one bold – yet proven – way to save ship owners money.
The Switch has received repeat orders worth several millions of euros from major customers in the company’s core business area of wind. These repeat orders signal a strong belief in the company and provide a solid order backlog as The Switch continues to advance drive train technology under new ownership of Japan-based Yaskawa.