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Johannesburg, South Africa

Wind Turbine

08 February 2018

Wind Turbines at Sunset

Minimising Yaw Brake Noise

Maintenance of wind turbine generators (WTGs) aims to sustain efficiency levels and ensure continued reliability, whilst also dealing with any other concerns that may be raised. One issue that is becoming more common is noise generated by the operation of the equipment in the nacelle, as opposed to any noise from the turbine blades.

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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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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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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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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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