A yaw brake model, FHGE, comes in three models, -77, -90 and -120. Each features a small air gap and few moving parts for a short response times and fast braking. Additional features include a large brake-pad area and low brake-disc temperatures. For the wind-energy market, the company manufactures rotor brakes that generate braking forces up to 96,000 N and on yaw brakes, up to 434,000 N. Since 2002 the company has been working in the wind-energy market; supplying equipment such as brakes, couplings, composite shafts, hydraulic power units, along with online monitoring and diagnostic systems.
Manufacturer Vulkan Drive Tech recently received GL Certification for its hydraulic disc brake FHGE-120. According to technical manager Paulo Baraldi, the man responsible for the certification project, it has taken more than two years of development work on the FHGE-120. The brake has been working for more than a year in Germany on a pilot test. In addition to the recent GL Certification, Vulkan is also certified to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 by TÜV Rheinland.
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