Dellner Brakes AB chose the 2016 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans to launch its portfolio of technologically advanced braking solutions, including the world’s first fully automated, electrical ‘stop, turn, lock’ (eSTL) system, to the U.S. marine market.
While Swedish-based Dellner Brakes is no stranger to the marine market, and its products are fitted in ferries, tugs, oil tankers, large military ships, multipurpose vessels, luxury yachts and cruise liners all over the world, its U.S. operation has traditionally focused on the industrial sector, operating through wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary Dellner Industrial Inc.
Dellner said it is now looking to bring its precision made braking systems and expertise to the U.S. marine market and is investing in the expansion of its US team to support this drive.
“We’ve been operating successfully in the U.S. industrial sector for 25 years, and we are now investing to support the expansion of our product offering to the U.S. marine market,” said Glenn Scott, Sales Manager, North America for Dellner industrial Inc.
“Backed by more than 50 years of innovation, Dellner prides itself on being one of the world’s most creative manufacturers of braking systems and components,” Scott continued. “We are always looking for new opportunities and we continually adapt everything we do to meet the changing needs of our customers and the markets we operate in. It is this flexible, pioneering approach that has seen the development of our unique ‘stopping, turning, locking’ (STL) braking systems and the world’s very first electrical STL system, which we are proud to have launched to the US marine market at the WorkBoat Show.”
Dellner’s ‘stop, turn, lock’ (STL) braking systems are available with electric power, hydraulic power and as a hybrid version, which combines a hydraulic brake with an electrical ‘continuous turning’ function.
The STL systems are precision engineered to facilitate faster directional changes with maximum maneuverability for marine vessels. The unique design also contributes to lower fuel consumption, reduces load on the propulsion systems and allows for easy, safe maintenance including hydrodynamic bearing conditioning.
As well as STL, Dellner’s SKD disc brakes provide powerful, reliable and safe braking of rotary motion and longer brake life. They are specially designed for use on propulsion propeller shafts or wherever service, stopping, holding or tensioning is needed.
Dellner also supplies a range of locking mechanisms, power packs, brake discs and hubs, all in a range of standard sizes and customizable on request.