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Mechanical Brake
Mechanical Brake
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Mechanical Brake
A wind turbine has two different types of brakes.
One is the blade tip brake.
The other is a mechanical brake.
The mechanical brake is placed on the small fast shaft between the gearbox and the generator.
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It is only used as an emergency brake, if the blade tip brake should fail.
The brake is also used when the wind turbine is being repaired to eliminate any risk of the turbine suddenly starting.
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