NEW SUCO AUTOMATIC BRAKE GIVES OVERSPEED PROTECTION FOR SMALL WIND GENERATORS/TURBINES: 7th August, 2013

Up to 10kw wind generators mainly for domestic locations need a simple, reliable and affordable control to prevent damage through turbine overspeeding.

Suco combine a centrifugal brake with a disc brake. This combination with associated sensor and actuator components first recognises wind turbine overspeed through a temperature rise from the centrifugal brake part. As soon as a set temperature is reached, a disc brake is applied to bring the wind generator to a stand still.

After a controlled period of time the disc brake releases and the wind generator resumes normal operation. This cycle may be repeated frequently if wind speeds are excessive. The system is completely automatic without remote control, compact and can be set to control rotor speeds between 150 and 3000rpm.