Hydraulic yoke for handling wind turbine nacelles
Denmark-based Fyns Kran Udstyr (FKU) has developed a hydraulic yoke for handling and mounting wind turbine nacelles, which house the generating components. The hydraulic yoke is adjustable, facilitating change of the nacelle’s centre of gravity to an exact angle when mounting it on a tower.
“The hydraulic yoke for wind turbine nacelles not only improves working conditions and enhances safety, but it also helps to save time while erecting wind turbines,” said Torben Kofoed, sales manager, Fyns Kran Udstyr.
The hydraulic nacelle yoke is CE-approved, and fulfils multiple standards and legislation requirements for safety and risk management. The state-of-the-art yoke has been developed over a 15-year period. To date, more than 100 nacelle yokes have been supplied to the leading wind turbine manufacturers around the world.
FKU has filmed the hydraulic nacelle yoke in action, while it was being tested to 150 percent of its capacity. The movie can be seen on YouTube.