Stopping, turning, locking (STL) systems
Dellner Brakes’ innovative stopping, turning, locking (STL) systems comprise one or more disc brakes, turning devices and locking modules. These systems are precision engineered and fully modular, so you can choose from the three functions to create a system that fits your application:
- Individual stopping, turning or locking functions
- Dual functions – stopping and turning, stopping and locking, or turning and locking
- A complete stopping, turning and locking system
Whichever combination you choose, the stopping, turning and locking functions are all operated through a single control panel or from an optional remote hand held control. They can even be operated wirelessly through a smartphone or Ipad.
Our STL systems are available with hydraulic or electric power. They come in three standard sizes and can also be scaled up for large marine vessels or industrial machinery, and adapted to meet your specific needs.
How does STL work?
Indexed turning (hydraulic)
Indexed turning’ (iT) uses controlled hydraulic cylinders to turn the brake disc forward to a precise, indexed position. More>
Continuous turning (electrical)
Continuous turning’ (cT) uses an electric gear wheel to move the brake disc and attached shaft to any position – forwards and backwards – or turn the disc continuously, all with variable speed. More>
Dellner Brakes’ STL systems give you complete control over your stopping, turning and locking functions for marine and industrial applications.
In marine vessels, the STL system fits round the propeller shaft to enable faster directional changes with maximum manoeuvrability. It also helps lower fuel consumption, reduces load on propulsion systems and makes routine maintenance quicker, easier and safer, including hydrodynamic bearing conditioning on cruise liners.
Securing the propeller prevents damage to the shaft and bearings if the vessel is drifting or buffeted by waves. It also allows ROVs and divers to operate around the propeller blades in safety. When in harbour, using the turning function to rotate the propeller can also help to reduce marine growth on the blades.
- Icebreakers: The secured propeller prevents damage to the propeller.
- Fishing boats: The secured propeller prevents damage to fishing nets.
- Military vessels: The STL is laboratory tested and built with flex in the mountings to provide shock protection and avoid damage to the brake in the event of impact.
- Luxury yachts: STL reduces drag and optimises blade positioning while sailing.
The STL allows large rotating machinery like mining equipment, iron ore pellet drums and car shredders to be cranked into operation, stopped and turned for maintenance or ventilation. In water pumps, STL can help to protect impellors from erosion.
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Electrical STL – a world first
Our fully automated, electrical STL (eSTL) braking system is a world first. It’s been developed in response to an increasing global focus on environmental issues, along with a demand for smaller, flexible braking solutions.
The patent pending eSTL system is powerful and compact, and needs no additional piping making it quicker, easier and less costly to install – especially where space is at a premium.
It’s simple to use, hard wearing and easy to maintain and is perfect for applications where a clean environment is paramount, or for use in green shipping lanes.