A new generation of brakes replacing the brake systems built into wind turbines is to be developed and brought to series production. Advantages and disadvantages of
- electromechanically operating brakes compared to the
- hydraulic brake systems which are widespread to date
are to be identified by an analysis.
Furthermore, it is planned to develop a system for an automatic positioning and locking of the rotor – the so-called “Rotorlock” – to lock the wind turbine during maintenance.