Mersen (formerly known as Carbone Lorraine) is a global Expert in electrical equipment safety and reliability. We have developed an industrial and commercial network enabling us to build close relationships with leading industrial groups right around the world. Our 7,000 employees put their skills and passion to serve you in 60 manufacturing facilities distributed over 40 countries.

Mersen designs and manufactures high-technology innovative solutions to address its clients’ specific needs. Our solutions are based on 100 years of experience gained in the field. Working in different countries, applications and environments, we know what works and how to improve performance. We provide our customers with technological solutions to optimize wind turbine performance, therefore making them more competitive.

Our range of high quality engineered solutions dedicated to the wind power market:

  • Slip ring assemblies
  • Power and signal transfer systems
  • Brush-holders and brush rocker assemblies
  • Power and grounding carbon brushes
  • Surge protective devices (SPD)
  • Lightning protection systems
  • Fuse and fusegear
  • High power switches
  • Air and water cooling devices
  • Cold plates
  • Bus bars
  • Windtracker dedicated Services

Focus on: CG626 copper graphite grade, the most popular wind brush grade

  • Low friction coefficient
  • Extended brush life
  • Minimal dusting
  • Cooler running
  • Optimum performance in all environmental conditions
  • No material expansion
  • Can handle high current densities up to 16-18 A/cm²
  • Speed capabilities up to 40 m/s
  • Brush pressures of 18 – 20 kPa

Focus on: signal transfer system

-Extended life
-Gold plated contacts
-High resistance to oxidation
-Different types of data transfer:
-RS232, Power Ring …
-Top level quality control

Focus on: retrofit solutions for wind turbine generators

  • Reduce brush wear, maintenance and downtime
  • Complete solutions including carbon brushes, brush-holders and slip ring assemblies
  • Plug and play

Our multiple solutions for wind energy make us a leading supplier to the wind energy segment, in both the original-equipment and replacement markets.