Search International and National Patent Collections

1. (WO2018059644) EQUIPMENT FOR HANDLING A WIND TURBINE COMPONENT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SUCH EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING A WIND TURBINE COMPONENT USING SUCH EQUIPMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/059644    International Application No.:    PCT/DK2017/050319
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B66C 1/10
B66C 1/66
F03D 13/10
Applicants: VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S
Inventors: EGHOLM, Johnni
HANSEN, Michael Pilgaard
PEDERSEN, Gunnar K. Storgaard
Title: EQUIPMENT FOR HANDLING A WIND TURBINE COMPONENT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SUCH EQUIPMENT AND HANDLING A WIND TURBINE COMPONENT USING SUCH EQUIPMENT
Abstract:
Equipment for handling a wind turbine component includes a lifting cable and a mounting block having a block main body with a cable passage and a pair of bushings coupled to the mounting block. Each bushing has an aperture defined by an aperture wall and the lifting cable extends through the aperture of each of the bushings. At least an outer region of the aperture wall forms a closed loop about the lifting cable and is substantially circumferentially continuous. This allows the lifting cable extending the bushings to move in a circumferential direction along the aperture wall relative to the bushings during use. A method of assembling such handling equipment and a method of using such equipment for handling a wind turbine component is also disclosed.