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Yaw Control Brake
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Under normal operational conditions, a horizontal axis wind turbine can be stopped by moving the blades out of the wind. Yaw brakes provide an effective means of smoothly controlling a wind turbine as it rotates up wind or yaws. They are usually installed as drag brakes and operate by controlling back pressure, which in turn controls the degree of spring force and therefore braking torques

Benefits of Yaw Control Brake

- Ideal for rough ambient conditions

- Easy replacement of brake pads

- Drain ports avoid leakages on the brake pad

- Clamping forces of up to 203kN

- Switch between STOP & GO clamping forces, depending on size of plant, up to 18 active disk brakes can be used

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