In a recent interview with Kenneth Carter, editor of US-based Wind Systems Magazine, Dellner Brakes’ CEO Marcus Aberg talked about the company’s noise-free systems for braking and gliding processes in wind turbines, its full-service, partnership-based business approach and plans for the future.
“What we offer is a complete braking system,” said Mr Aberg. “That could be a yaw brake or a sliding bearing for the yaw brake, a rotor brake that slows and stops the rotor or a rotor lock that fixes the hub in place – right through to hydraulic power units and advanced friction materials, in line with our full system approach.
“It’s a hard task, but our ultimate goal is to be part of the wind industry and not just be ‘the brake people’. We would like to understand as much as possible about the full turbine, how it works and how it’s manufactured. If we can understand the turbine better, then we are in a much better position to develop the right braking system for our customers.
“We like to be hands-on and be there to help our customers out wherever we can. When we’re closely involved with manufacturers and their projects, I think that makes it easier for us to see things in the round and then use our experience to support development.”
And Dellner Brakes is hoping to continue making strides in the constantly growing wind industry. “It’s one of the most developed green energies that we have – it feels like it’s constantly being developed, and the development of getting more efficiency out of the wind turbines will most likely continue,” said Mr Aberg, “The wind is constant, giving us a good opportunity to create green, substantial energy for society. It feels like it will be steady for a long time.”