The Wind Turbine bolted joints have requirements which differ dramatically from other bolted joints such as the ones found in the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical industries.
Texas Controls, without a doubt, pioneered the Wind Industry bolt tightening applications.
First of all, Texas Controls’ founder developed his first wind turbine bolt tensioning application in 1988; this first development which solved an enormous problem on a 1Mw prototype, was really an early start, since, for almost another decade, wind turbines were quite smaller than now days.
Second, because from the early days of the Wind Industry to almost the year 2000, Texas Controls was the only company that understood the unique requirements of this industry, developing the appropriate tools instead of, like every other potential competitor, forcing wind turbine manufacturers to use standard tools, thought for other applications, in the best case with just some minor modifications.
Our range of bolt tensioners for the Wind Industry has been specifically engineered, designed and developed taking into account the industry’s strict requirements.