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.
Nowhere is this more relevant than their investment in the wind turbine industry.
Svendborg is a small fishing town in Denmark and while they have several manufacturing facilities around the world, this is their design centre and, significantly, the site of their research and development. No expense has been spared on dynamometers to test the brakes and brake components as well as a full-size turbine set up to test for temperature stability under both extremes of hot and cold and a salt chamber test specifically for off-shore turbine installations. The attention to detail extends to a specialist unit developing modern ‘green’ friction materials for use in the brakes.
There are several braking opportunities on a turbine depending on the particular original equipment design. Svendborg has over the years worked with every major original equipment manufacturer and is proud to offer a complete solution from high speed brakes, low speed brakes, yaw brakes, locking devices and hydraulic power units.
Svendborg’s South African partner, Sintech, offers the same commitment of service and support for each of these products throughout South Africa and its neighbouring countries from its base in Boksburg, Gauteng, which houses the main warehouse, modern rebuilding facility, sales support and field services.