YAW BRAKES are key to the correct operation and safety of wind turbines, offering additional protection against high winds and high point loads. Yaw brakes can be active hydraulic calipers that are activated by the action of the hydraulic system or work in a hybrid way combining hydraulic action with passive systems that use the force of the wind to adjust the orientation of the wind turbine rotor into the wind. ABS designs and manufactures Yaw Brakes for wind turbines with features tailored to each application and for all major manufacturers. All Yaw Brakes manufactured by ABS are tested in simulation systems and then mechanically tested to ensure reliability and minimize turbine downtime.