From coal-generated energy to renewable energy
The Energy Transition is the pathway towards a sustainable and low-carbon energy system from a fossil-based energy system by the second half of the century. South Africa has set a goal to transition 90% coal-generated energy to renewable energy sources called Project 90 by 2030.
Since 1989, Svendborg Brakes has been recognised as a leading global expert in intelligent braking solutions for many applications across a broad spectrum of industry. Extensive application knowledge, innovative design, fast prototyping and exhaustive testing ensures that customers get the most technically advanced, most durable and safest braking systems to meet their specific requirements.
There are several braking opportunities on a turbine depending on the particular OE design. Svendborg have over the years worked with every major OEM and are proud to offer a complete solution from high speed brakes, low speed brakes, yaw brakes, locking devices and hydraulic power units.
As their South African partner, Sintech offers the same commitment of service and support of each of these products throughout South Africa and the neighbouring countries from our head office in Boksburg which houses the main warehouse, modern rebuilding facility, sales support and field service.
Hydraulic pressure-applied active brake calipers, spring-applied hydraulically released failsafe brake calipers for use in wind turbines and various industrial applications.
The BSAB brakes are multi piston Dual-Action brakes with integrated and fixed pad holders.
Hydraulic Power Units are important for ensuring fast, controlled and safe braking
Our broad range of standard and specialized hydraulic power units are engineered to meet any requirement. In order to minimize downtime, our hydraulic power units are equipped with various indicators to immediately identify any failure and thereby prevent further damage. Fast operation of the hydraulics, with optional manual operation, is a significant feature of our hydraulic power units.
A hydraulic power unit from Svendborg Brakes is available in a variety of models, in which safety and reliability are always paramount. Thousands of installations around the world, including wind turbines, cranes, conveyors, mine hoists, escalators, ship propulsion and marine winches, testify to the reliability of our power units.
Special features of our hydraulic power units include:
- Fast braking and retraction time
- Redundant return valves, ensuring a fast and secure operation
- Hand pump for manual brake release in case of power failure
- Brake on/off indication
- Operational in cold climatic conditions - as low as -30°C/-22°F