UpComing Tradeshows

March 01-03, 2017
Japan Wind Expo 2017
Tokyo, Japan

March 07-11, 2017
CONEXPO 2017
Las Vegas, NV

March 19-22, 2017
Western Turbine Users, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV

Renewable Energy

24 October 2016

Svendborg Yaw Brake

Svendborg Brakes, Twiflex and Warner showcase latest innovations at WindEnergy Hamburg, 2016

Altra Industrial Motion brands, Svendborg Brakes, Twiflex Ltd. and Warner Electric have once again attended this year’s WindEnergy exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for the wind energy industry. Svendborg Brakes is well known within the industry for its reliable, high quality braking systems.

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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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17 March 2016

Twiflex Brake Range

Twiflex continues brake range expansion for optimised performance across all applications

Specifying a brake which will operate reliably and efficiently, with minimal maintenance intervention, is a challenge that must balance initial expenditure with the through-life costs. The main factors to consider include more than simply the duty (whether the brake is being used for dynamic stopping, static holding or continuous tensioning), but also what sort of environment the brake will be located in.

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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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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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