The power of united brands drive renewables performance
28 November 2018
Ameridrives, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, Twiflex and Warner Electric premier brands of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. have been brought together to deliver a single, global service for the wind market – promoted as Altra Renewables. Until now, each of the brands supported the sector with its own product expertise and know-how. Together, they are able to supply customers with complete powertrain solutions as well as offering a truly global maintenance, repair and aftermarket service.
Individually, each of the brands, which include Svendborg Brakes, Stromag, Twiflex and Warner Electric, are recognised as solutions providers for a variety of applications including wind turbines, tidal and ocean current turbines, solar panels and biomass furnaces. Each brand specialises within its own niche, with products including yaw brakes, rotor brakes, shaft locking devices, high-speed couplings, limit switches, actuators, hydraulic power units (HPUs) and soft braking control (SOBO iQ). By uniting the brands, Altra intends to combine their individual engineering, material sourcing, manufacturing and servicing expertise to help reduce the Cost of Energy (CoE) for operators.
Steven Olsen, Managing Director of Altra Renewables, comments: “OEMs and operators are continuing to focus on lowering the Cost of Energy by improving the efficiency of technologies and reducing the expense of components and maintenance. We identified that, by combining the resources of our flagship brands, we could help customers reduce the complexity of their supply chain while also developing new, turnkey solutions and maintenance packages tailored to the renewables sector.”
Altra Renewables combines the expertise and capabilities of the premier brands to develop several turnkey technologies designed specifically for the market. For example, it has developed a cooling system for wind turbine nacelles that improves their efficiency and lowers CoE. This was achieved through a partnership between Svendborg Brakes and Stromag, whose distribution channel in Korea brought in the initial enquiry. Other bespoke technologies include a modular, hybrid yaw bearing that combines the benefits of roller and sliding bearings and an innovative yaw brake lifting and installation tool.
The Altra Renewables brands have manufacturing and engineering service centres located in Europe, Eastern and Southern Asia, North America and South America. This makes Altra the only manufacturer of complete power train solutions that is able to provide local support to OEMs as well as installation support and maintenance services to operators in even the most remote locations. Customers of any of the brands within Altra Renewables have access to the service and support of the complete division, including Svendborg Brakes 24/7 service solution for onshore and offshore applications.
For more information, please contact:
Altra Industrial Motion
7 rue de Champfleur
49124 St Barthelemy d’Anjou
Tel: +33 (0)6 83 99 84 08