A look at copper versus silver brushes for the wind-power market

By Michelle Froese This article comes from Chris Richards, Sales and Marketing Director for BGB. Richards, who has worked as a design engineer on carbon-brush applications for over 10 years, explains some of the key differences between copper and silver carbon brushes.
While copper brushes remain widely used in the wind energy market, recently some end users have moved back towards the use of silver brushes – which, although more expensive, are proven to perform better long term.
Carbon brushes are an important aspect of modern day engineering, powering motors and generators in wind turbines. While copper versions of these devices remain widely used in

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