2015

05 November 2015

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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22 Oktober 2015

Twiflex GMR-SD Caliper Brakes for Amusement Ride

A major amusement park contacted a Canadian ride contractor to ensure the proper operation of its simulator attraction. The project engineers required a low-maintenance, durable braking solution operating with low noise levels that would not interrupt the riders’ experience.

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08 Oktober 2015

Getting the Most from Heavy-Duty Brakes

Heavy duty braking system designs are as diverse as the different industries in which they are employed. From marine and mining to metal working and paper processing, systems are required to perform static, dynamic and emergency braking with precise controlled force. Quality is of the upmost importance in these products as the cost of a short service life can often be extremely high for the end-user.

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13 August 2015

Advanced Coupling Technology from Twiflex Provides Enhanced Flexibility in Commuter Rail Traction Applications

Rail traction systems have undergone a change from the traditional use of DC motors to the use of more compact AC systems. These motors are lighter, require less maintenance, operate at higher speeds and provide
braking to stopping conditions; however they also carry the penalty of greater torque “ripples” and generate higher shock torques.

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25 Juni 2015

Twiflex GMR-SD Caliper Brakes for Coal Field Dragline

Twiflex recently provided GMR-SD caliper brakes for use on a new medium-duty 4,500 ton dragline at a mine in India. The brakes stop the dragline’s load from moving as quickly as possible and bring it to rest in a controlled manner to avoid shocking the drivetrain and machine frame.

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