Dellner Brakes AB is introducing its portfolio of technologically advanced braking solutions, including the world’s first fully automated, electrical ‘stop, turn, lock’ system, to the US marine market at the International Workboat Show, held in New Orleans from 30 November to 2 December 2016.

While Swedish-based Dellner Brakes is no stranger to the marine market – their products are fitted in ferries, tugs, oil tankers, large military ships, multipurpose vessels, luxury yachts and cruise liners all over the world – their US operation has traditionally focused on the industrial sector, operating through wholly-owned US subsidiary Dellner Industrial Inc.

Dellner is now looking to bring its precision made braking systems and expertise to the US marine market and is investing in the expansion of its US team to support this drive.

Glenn Scott, sales manager, North America for Dellner industrial Inc. said: "We’ve been operating successfully in the US industrial sector for 25 years and we are now investing to support the expansion of our product offering to the US marine market.

"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. 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, which we are proud to be launching to the US marine market at the Workboat Show".

Electrical STL – a world first

The fully automated, electrical ‘stopping, turning, locking’ (eSTL) braking system, being launched to the US market at the Workboat Show, is a true world first.

This patent pending system is compact and needs no additional piping, making it quick, easy and cost effective to install – especially where space is at a premium. It’s simple to use, hard wearing and easy to maintain, and it’s perfect for applications where a clean environment is paramount, for example for use in green shipping zones.

The system is available in a range of standard sizes but can also be customised for different applications. The unique, modular ‘stopping, turning, locking’ system allows customers to choose one, two or all three functions to create a bespoke solution for their needs.

Marcus Åberg, CEO for Dellner Brakes AB, said: "Our new eSTL system the latest in a long line of innovative, technically advanced and precision made braking systems that fully complements Dellner’s world beating hydraulic solutions.

"Developed in response to an increasing global focus on environmental issues and a demand for smaller, flexible braking solutions, this groundbreaking electrical system offers terrific power in a compact configuration for customers in offshore and onshore industries alike".

World-beating braking solutions

Dellner’s pioneering STL braking systems are also available with 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 manoeuvrability for marine vessels. The unique design also contributes to lower fuel consumption, reduces load on the propulsion systems and allows for easy, safe maintenance.

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 customisable on request.