Wind energy aftermarket spares are essential components of a wind turbine’s maintenance and operation. Aftermarket spares are used to replace or repair malfunctioning or damaged parts in wind turbines. These include blades, bearings, brakes, and other essential components including slip rings and brush holders. Aftermarket spares can also be used to upgrade or improve existing turbines which can help to increase their efficiency and productivity.

When sourcing aftermarket wind turbine spares, it is important to ensure that the quality and reliability of the parts is of the highest standard. Aftermarket parts should be sourced from specialist suppliers or manufacturers who have the knowledge and expertise to provide the best quality and most reliable parts. The quality of aftermarket wind turbine spares is just as important as the original parts, as they will be used to keep turbines running safely and efficiently.

The cost of aftermarket wind turbine spares can be lower than original parts, making them more cost-effective for wind farm owners. This is especially important when dealing with large-scale wind turbines and wind farms. However, the lower cost of aftermarket spares should not be used as an excuse to sacrifice quality and reliability. It is important to source high-quality parts that are designed and manufactured to the same standards as the original parts.  Sustainability and carbon footprint should also be considered when choosing to repair or refurb over buying new.


Repairs Service:

You know the saying, one person’s junk is another’s treasure? 

BGB has a vision of creating smart rotary transfer solutions whilst also supporting our sustainability targets.  One of the ways to help achieve this aim is our Repairs service where our team of talented engineers return old slip rings and their ancillary fixings back into an operational environment. 

We practice the four “R’s”; Refurbish, Remanufacture, Reuse, and if need be Recycle.  So if you have old slip rings, their ancillary fixing kits or both then please do not throw them away.  It might be that our team can give them a new life and in doing so we both implement sustainability practices.

Before you scrap your Slip rings, think BGB!

We will perform an assessment and determine if the unit is repairable.  The BGB opportunities at this stage are:

1) Scrap and Recycle

2) Reuse - offering the Customer either a payment or discount off a new or refurbished unit


3) Repair

Contact us now to discuss your discontinued slip rings and kit sets - Email Spares


Commonly Asked Questions:

Q:  What is an aftermarket slip ring in wind energy?

A:  An aftermarket slip ring is a replacement or upgraded slip ring that is installed in a wind turbine after the original slip ring has failed or become obsolete. Slip rings are crucial components in wind turbines that allow electrical power to be transferred from the stationary base of the turbine to the rotating blades and other components.


Q:  What are the main factors to consider when choosing an aftermarket slip ring for a wind turbine? How do I know if an aftermarket slip ring is compatible with my wind turbine model and specifications?

A:  When choosing an aftermarket slip ring for a wind turbine, factors such as power requirements, data transfer rate, temperature range, and environment must be considered. Compatibility with the wind turbine model and specifications must also be verified to ensure proper functioning and safety


Q:  What are the potential risks and challenges associated with replacing or upgrading slip rings in wind turbines, and how can they be mitigated?

A:  Replacing or upgrading slip rings in wind turbines can be risky and challenging, as it involves working with high voltages and complex machinery. Mitigating risks and challenges involves working with experienced technicians, following safety procedures, and testing the slip ring before installation.


Q:  How often do slip rings need to be replaced or serviced in wind turbines, and what are the signs that indicate it's time for maintenance?

A:  The frequency of slip ring replacement or servicing in wind turbines depends on factors such as the type of slip ring, environmental conditions, and usage. Signs that indicate it's time for slip ring maintenance include noise, erratic operation, and electrical arcing.


Q:  What are the best practices for maintaining and servicing aftermarket slip rings in wind turbines, and how can I ensure optimal performance and longevity?

A:  Best practices for maintaining and servicing aftermarket slip rings in wind turbines include regular inspection, cleaning, and lubrication, as well as keeping a record of maintenance activities. Proper maintenance can ensure optimal performance and longevity of the slip ring.


Q:  How do I choose a reliable and trustworthy supplier of aftermarket slip rings for wind turbines, and what are the key criteria to look for?

A:  To choose a reliable and trustworthy supplier of aftermarket slip rings for wind turbines, key criteria to look for include experience in the industry, a proven track record of supplying high-quality products, and a commitment to customer service and support. It's also important to verify the supplier's certifications and compliance with industry standards.


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