Applications & Key Markets
Howdon provides solutions for multiple market sectors. Listed below are some of the main applications addressed by our products and services.
Aerospace & Defense
Twiflex GMRP and VH model caliper brakes from Howdon are used to hold rotating equipment on a large variety of naval propulsion systems including water jet drives.
In addition, reliable Twiflex VMS2, GMR-SD, GMRP and VH caliper brakes are utilised as holding brakes on a large variety of ship deck and submarine handling equipment including hoists, winches, and cranes.
Also, model VMS/2 disc brake calipers are used on aircraft carrier flight deck lifts, and Laylink and Layrub couplings are utilised on variety of land-based vehicle and system drive trains.
Escalators & Lifts
Twiflex VCS Series disc brake calipers from Howdon provide a high degree of strength and reliability on both geared and gearless motor drives for lifts and escalators.
In addition, Twiflex VKSD spring-applied, hydraulically-released caliper brakes are used on high-performance lift drives installed in skyscrapers, and Twiflex MXSE spring-applied, electromagnetically-released brakes act on an integral flange to the traction sheaves on freight and passenger lifts.
The Twiflex GMR Series disc caliper brakes available from Howdon can be utilised on a variety of forestry applications, including band saws and chipping and logging machines.
Twiflex Model VH and GMRP caliper brakes from Howdon are used to hold rotating equipment on a wide range of marine propulsion systems including water jet drives.
In addition, rugged Twiflex VMS2, GMR-SD, GMRP and VH caliper brakes are utilised as holding brakes on ship deck handling equipment including hoists, winches, and cranes; Model VKSD-FL spring applied brakes are used on vessel mooring winches, and the Twiflex TLB-180 turning, locking and braking system rotates and holds marine propulsion shafts during maintenance.
Marine solutions are also available from Svendborg.
Howdon Wedgegard® hubs and Wedgegard® couplings give drive protection.
Handling bulky materials with cranes and hoists is another key market application for Howdon's solutions.
MXEA electric caliper brakes provide stopping and parking brake functionality on gantry cranes for the crane’s bridge as it travels along the runway rails.
Svendborg also offer a number of materials handling solutions.
In addition, Twiflex VCS Series disc brake calipers are typically utilised for parking and emergency stopping on travel drives and holding on hoists.
Howdon Wedgegard® gear couplings give protection for mill and leveler drives, with Layrub shafts fitted to run-out tables.
Reliable Twiflex MXEA electric caliper brakes from Howdon can be found throughout metal processing mill facilities in a wide range of applications, including coilers and down coilers, cranes and hoists, annealing, pickling and coating, galvanising lines, transfer tables and conveyors.
VCS Series disc brake calipers also provide reliable performance on metal mill cranes and hoists.
Mining & Aggregates
Howdon Wedgegard® gear couplings give drive protection to conveyors and crusher drives. Howdon Wedgegard® Universal Joint Spacers are fitted to PTO shafts.
Twiflex Model VMS and VKSD disc brake calipers from Howdon provide long lasting, reliable performance on mine ball and sag mills, winders and hoists, crushers, inclined and overland conveyors.
In addition, MXEA electric caliper brakes are found on stackers and reclaimers, wagon tipplers, fans and HVAC systems, and Twiflex GMR-SD spring-applied, air-released caliper brakes are utilised for holding and emergency stopping of hoist and drag functions on draglines.
Svendborg's range of caliper brakes also offer a wide choice for the mining and aggregate industry.
Oil & Gas
Howdon Wedgegard® flexible couplings give protection to various drives, including Heat Transfer Pumps.
Twiflex Models GMR, VMS-DP, and VKSD spring-applied, hydraulically-released, caliper disc brakes are utilised on drilling and service rigs. Reliable Twiflex clutch couplings provide long lasting performance on platforms, engine gearboxes, compressors and pumps. T30 Topdrive caliper brakes are designed to withstand the daily rigours of drilling operations.
Svendborg provide superior braking solutions for the oil & gas industry, as they have extensive experience in designing, supplying and servicing brakes for the tough environments and demanding conditions of the oil & gas industry.
This means that Svendborg Brakes can offer a full range of solutions for both on and off shore operations, such as draw works, top drives, cranes and vessels.
Their solutions are designed for the high degree of reliability and safety, which is essential in these demanding environments. Products are comprehensively tested and carefully certified to meet the special demands of the oil & gas industry.
Power Generation & Renewable Energy
Reliable Twiflex VMS, GMR, and VKSD caliper brakes from Howdon are utilised on a wide range of power generation applications, including coal-fired power plants, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, wind and tidal turbines.
MXEA electric caliper brakes from Howdon can be found on blowers and various types of fans including cooling towers. We have also provides rotor and yaw caliper braking solutions for hundreds of wind turbines around the world.
Layrub couplings are fitted to cooling tower drives, and Howdon Wedgegard® couplings for drive protection.
In addition to the other renewables solutions available from Howdon, we are able to offer Airborne Wind Energy Systems (AWES) from Svendborg.
These ground-breaking solutions differ greatly from conventional wind turbines, and need innovative braking systems. Here is how Svendborg Brakes and Stromag, part of the Altra Renewable Energy family, is able to meet these unique and specific demands.
AWES are one of the latest and most promising technologies to produce electricity from renewable resources. They use tethered aircrafts, or other flying objects, to harvest high-altitude winds that blow at heights above 300m from the ground. By exploiting the fast, persistent, and less turbulent speeds of high-altitude winds, AWES can generate power at unprecedented levels.
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Various Twiflex couplings and disc caliper brake models from Howdon provide reliable performance on trains as well as crew boats, ferries, and other vessels.
In addition, Twiflex GMRP and VH Caliper Brakes are used to hold rotating equipment on a large variety of marine propulsion systems.