ISL Wind use a completely unique approach to maintaining Wind Turbines. All of our technology and equipment is custom made specifically for what we do. Our Wind Turbine Service Platform is patented to ensure that our service is like no other.

Wind Turbine Service Platform

The ISL Platform (ISL1) enables us to visually inspect blades and supply video and still images. At the same time we clean and polish the blades with Simple Green Environmentally Friendly Products in a quick and perfectly safe manner. A planned maintenance schedule to include cleaning, polishing, video scanning, blade testing and blade repair will help prolong the life of your blades. ISL Wind has been set up to maintain wind turbine blades in a professional manner using the latest innovative technology and implementing the safest possible access methods.

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Method of Lifting Power Supply Water Supply Control Brushes Cowlings Laser Proximity Sensors Washing Jets Lighting And Cameras Telescoping Service Platform

1. Method of lifting the Wind Turbine Service Platform

The servicing platform is lifted up to the wind turbine blade with the use of a Wumag WT700 access platform. With the use of this type of machinery, minute movements can be made to the positioning of the servicing platform thus allowing the operator to optimise the cleaning position for safe, controlled and efficient cleaning and polishing of the blade.

(also 90m and 100m+ machines)

This is ISL winds ’ Wumag WT700 lifting platform, as can be seen is mounted onto a 35t chassis. The two rear axles are driven axles whereas the front two axles are both steering axles this allows the vehicle to manoeuvre very well onto and around wind turbine farms. The Wumag WT700 has variable leg positioning, so any fluctuations in ground levels can be catered for whilst securing and levelling the machine. The primary controls for the Wumag WT700 are located within the service platform this allows the operator to move the access platform whilst in the air therefore eliminating any the errors that can be caused through machinery controlled from the ground. For added safety secondary controls are located on the truck chassis.


Once onsite the access platform is situated in front of the wind turbine required to be serviced, the access platform is then secured and levelled. The access platform is then extended from the closed position and the wind turbine service platform is positioned in front of the wind turbine blade. With the wind turbine service platform in position its controls are switched to automatic, at this stage the brush located in front of the access platform’s controls moves downwards, this is so that the access platform control operative can get a full view of the wind turbine blade. The washing jets and brush motors are turned on, the brushes automatically move from side to side whilst constantly keeping the brushes in the optimal position in relation to the wind turbine blade. Once the brushes have finished their automatic cycle the access platform is moved to the next starting position and the brushes repeat the same procedure. These steps are followed until the whole blade has been washed. At any stage the washing and polishing process can be stopped for review of any potential damage areas on the wind turbine blade.

During the washing and polishing process; video images are being stored onto the computer mounted on the service platform; these images are constantly being reviewed.

Once both sides of the blade have been washed and polished the above procedure is repeated for the next two blades of the Wind Turbine.