This week saw AWS controls and electrical engineers begin the commissioning of the internal subsystems of the prototype Waveswing. This is a crucial and exciting stage in the project when we start to power up the systems and see if they will all work together as planned. In particular AWS is excited to demonstrate the novel power take-off system which uses a blend of established hydraulic engineering with cutting-edge electric vehicle technology. AWS are hopeful that the combination of proven and robust components, together with low-cost and highly controllable automotive systems will prove to be key to unlocking the potential of the Waveswing technology.
Commissioning will continue for several weeks, culminating in a bench-test of the PTO system. The modules will then be moved into the main ‘silo’ of the Waveswing and permanently installed ahead of re-commissioning and dry-testing of the complete unit.