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Effective new gripper solution reduces risk of breakdowns at Vestas – increases capacity by 20%

A large number of bolts of high quality and varying sizes play a decisive role in the wind turbine industry. This applies not least at Vestas, where bolts are included all the way from top to bottom and, among other things, helps to keep the wings spinning in all kinds of weather. Bolts are thus central to ensuring solid fortification of the Danish group’s many wind turbines around the globe.

Increased efficiency

In order to reap more productivity gains and minimize risk, Vestas wanted to replace the customized solution they have used to automate the lubrication of bolts at the production plant since 2016, with a modular, lighter and more efficient gripper solution that could accelerate production and increase capacity. Vestas collaborates with Technicon, which is a nationwide distributor of a large selection of the most advanced in modular production technology for industrial companies.

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