Safe and effective

In order to avoid damage to wind turbines caused by strong winds, the rotors need to be slowed down or stopped. This increases the safety of wind turbine assemblies weighing approx. 300 tons and prevents power overloads. 

The safest method for this is to use brakes with friction components such as those offered by Miba. They resemble bicycle disc brakes, but are much bigger so that they brake the rotors safely and effectively. Many wind turbine manufacturers rely on Miba technology. Our friction technologies are used throughout the world on a large part of wind turbine brakes.