Patent Number: 7,398,867

Title: Azimuth brake for wind power systems

Abstract: Azimuth brake for wind power plants, includes at least two pairs of brake shoes arranged at a common brake disk and each having an actuator associated therewith. Each actuator includes a lever that is pivotable about an axis extending normal to the plane of the brake disk, and a transmission for translating the pivotal movement of the lever into an axial engaging movement of the brake shoes against the brake disk. The levers of at least two actuators are coupled by a common drive mechanism.

Inventors: Agardy; Gabor-Josef (Herford, DE), Edzards; Jurn (Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, DE)

Assignee: Hanning & Kahl GmbH & Co. KG

International Classification: F16D 55/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-15 0:00:00