Rotor blades of wind turbines “harvest” the energy of the wind and transfer it to the generator, which generates the electricity from it. They thus have a significant influence on the annual energy production (AEP) of a wind turbine. Naturally, the length of the rotor blade – the size of the area covered – and the wind speeds prevailing at the site of the turbine are determining factors for the amount of electricity generated.
But the aerodynamic properties of the rotor blade are also of great importance. Not only aerodynamic-improving and thus noise-reducing components are attached to the rotor blade, but also those that are necessary, for example, to guarantee lightning protection and to prevent erosion.
Here the bonding technology represents the ideal joining technology. Not only the integrity of the parts to be bonded is maintained, but also surface disturbances that adversely affect the aerodynamics are avoided.