On the 26th of April 2019, the LINTE^2 Laboratory conducted tests of a new research stand, enabling tests of medium-power slow-speed generators for cooperation with wind turbines with a vertical axis of rotation.
The stand was created as part of a research and development project Stand for testing low-speed generators for cooperation with wind turbines with a vertical axis of rotation, co-financed by the Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk.
The project, which was implemented by a team of employees of the Department of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines under the direction of Ph.D. Eng. Grzegorz Kostro, relied on the extension and retrofitting of the dynamometer stand for electrical machines existing in the LINTE^2 Laboratory. The extension of the stand consisted in supplementing it with a specially designed mechanical gear and an additional torque measuring device, enabling the measurement of mechanical torque up to 20,000 Nm.
Thanks to the implementation of the project at the LINTE^2 Laboratory, it is possible to test machines with large dimensions and large mechanical moments. The expanded dynamometer station will be able to be used to test low-speed generators (up to 190 rpm) with vertical and horizontal axis of rotation and unit power up to 150 kW.