January 18 -- Schaeffler, a leading global supplier to the automotive and industrial sectors, announced that PREMESY, its preload management system, has won “Smart Technology Innovation of the Year” at the ASEAN Wind Future Awards 2021. The ASEAN Wind Future Awards is one of the largest onshore and offshore wind energy events in Southeast Asia and aims to promote the development and operation of wind energy to achieve a sustainable green future.
David Nevin, President, Industrial Southeast Asia & Aerospace at Schaeffler Asia Pacific, said: “We are proud that PREMESY has been recognized at the ASEAN Wind Future Awards, affirming our contributions to building a cleaner and sustainable future. Winning the Innovation Excellence Award further solidifies our commitment towards innovation, agility, and efficiency — three key strategic priorities that Schaeffler Group has in its Roadmap 2025.”
Asia Pacific is set to become the key destination for renewable-energy development and investment in the 2020s; solar and wind are projected to be the central focus as governments across Asia Pacific push for renewables agendas while companies expand their portfolios in this region. Asia Pacific is also forecast to be the second-biggest offshore wind market, with capacity reaching 78 gigawatts by 2030 (a compound annual growth rate of 24%) because of stronger returns — especially in the early phase of projects — and the geographic advantages of some Asian countries.
With the growth and development of renewable energy unfolding in the region, Schaeffler’s PREMESY Preload Measurement System is the first and only system on the market that monitors the bearing preload during mounting and operation of bearings in a wind turbine system. It provides the basis for predictive maintenance and ensures the continued reliable operation of wind systems and technologies by maximizing the bearing service life, lowering maintenance costs, and helping manufacturers avoid turbine failures.
With renewable energies looking to make a significant contribution to the overall energy mix, PREMESY is part of Schaeffler’s strategic investment in supporting the increased generation of energy from renewable sources. In addition, to further its ambition in developing intelligent solutions for the wind energy sector, Schaeffler also operates one of the world’s high-performance large size bearing test rigs, Astraios, to further improve and understand wind turbine systems and components.
“Schaeffler brings its technological expertise and comprehensive product and system solutions portfolio to make energy generation from renewable sources like Wind, economic and reliable. Our focus on the renewable energy sector also plays an essential role in our sustainability strategy,” said Volker Erberich, Head of Industry 4.0 at Schaeffler Asia Pacific.