Application Profiles

20 April 2017

Svendborg Maintenance

New yaw brake lifting and installation tool cuts maintenance in half

Svendborg Brakes, the leading global manufacturer of premium quality caliper brakes has released its yaw brake lifting and installation tool, which aims to improve safety and reduce the time taken to maintain the yaw brake systems on wind turbines.

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22 February 2016

Svendborg and Twiflex Caliper Brakes Group

Caliper Brake Solutions from Altra Provide Reliable Performance On Wind Turbines Around The World

The wind turbine market has been slowly recovering since the 2008 global financial crisis. While there was significant improvement in 2012 and 2013, global wind power grew by a record 50+ GW in 2014. There are currently six countries that have an installed wind capacity of more than 10,000 MW, with China, the U.S. and Germany leading the world. The U.S. alone produces enough wind energy to power more than 16 million homes.

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07 April 2016

Offshore Wind Turbines

Svendborg BSFH 300 Series Brakes for Offshore Wind Turbines

A major wind turbine OEM needed a reliable rotor braking solution for offshore turbines with rotor diameters of 76 meters (250 ft.). Located in Middelgrunden off the coast of the Danish capital Copenhagen, the turbines are installed in a slight curve with 180 meters (197 yds.) between each and an overall length of 3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles). The total wind farm area is about 1 hectare (2.5 acres).

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21 September 2015

Bauer BK17 for Wind Turbine Elevator

Bauer Modified BK17 Series Gear Motor for Wind Turbine Elevator Drive

A leading manufacturer of commercial rope hoists recently selected Bauer geared motors for use in their new wind turbine elevator hoist system. The compact hoist fits within the tight confines of wind turbine towers and allows maintenance personnel, tools and materials to be safely transported up to the base of the turbine nacelle positioned at the top of the tower.

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05 November 2015

60kW Wind Turbine

Twiflex Special VKSD-FL Spring-Applied Brakes for 60kW Wind Turbines

A major European manufacturer of small wind turbines contacted Twiflex for a rotor and yaw braking solution for their new 60 kW horizontal axis turbine. The brakes are primarily used for parking duty, but also provide emergency stop functionality.

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