3M has joined forces with SMART BLADE to develop Vortex Generators (VGs), designed for each specific blade type. They improve the performance of the blades by energizing the flow around its surface and reducing flow separation. The performance of the entire turbine in terms of power, loads and service life are therefore being improved by means of sophisticated Vortex Generator installation.
As reliability is the key to achieve a long-term profitable investment, the material selection and evaluation is based on 3M's knowledge about plastics, bonding technologies and weathering. We provide Vortex Generators made out of a highly durable thermoplastic. Our VGs are equipped with 3M™ Acrylic Foam Tape die-cuts. The tapes provide long term durability while not damaging the blade surface.