"Danotek to speak at AWEA WINDPOWER, North America's largest wind energy event"

The invitations reflect the wind industry's increasing interest in highly efficient permanent magnet (PM) generators and Danotek's prominence in this growing market

CANTON, MI (May 14, 2012) —Danotek, a leader in the development and manufacture of highly efficient and reliable permanent magnet (PM) generators and full power converter systems for the global wind energy market has been invited to address two sessions during next month's AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 Expo in Atlanta, GA. The invitations reflect the wind industry's increasing interest in highly efficient permanent magnet (PM) generators and Danotek's prominence in this growing market.


On Tuesday, June 5th, as part of the ‘Wind Turbine Supply Chain Opportunities and Challenges' session, Danotek's Director of Manufacturing Bill Berghoff will present some of the key strategies in building a successful supply chain for a growth-stage company in the wind industry. It will provide the audience with an update to Bill's well-received presentation at WINDPOWER 2011 that focused on working with suppliers to improve generator design, performance and reliability. This year's presentation will analyze how Danotek successfully transitioned the supply chain from product concept and design to prototype build and test, and initial serial production. Bill will address many of the challenges that were overcome by both Danotek and our suppliers during the transition.

On Wednesday, June 6th, during the ‘Drivetrain Technology Options' session, Dr. Daniel Saban, Danotek's CTO, will present the findings of an analysis into cost effective drivetrains for large wind turbines. Today's wind turbine drivetrains exhibit a multitude of topologies: direct drive; geared systems; and various generator technologies. There is much debate on the use of direct drive systems especially for offshore installations, and the relative merits of PM generators versus doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs). Dr. Saban's presentation will compare and contrast PM generator and DFIG solutions in terms of how they contribute to the wind turbine system's performance, and will demonstrate how geared drivetrains outperform direct drive systems on a total cost of energy basis.

Danotek's management and technical staff will be available on stand #6301 (in Hall B) throughout the AWEA WINDPOWER 2012 event.

About Danotek Motion Technologies
Danotek Motion Technologies develops and manufactures highly efficient energy conversion systems for the wind energy and industrial markets. Danotek has patents pending on several innovative products, including permanent magnet (PM) generators and power electronics for wind turbines as well as variably speed propulsion and accessory drives for the electric and hybrid electric vehicle markets. The company is based in Canton, MI.

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