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POWERBRIDGE™ Rotor with Flywheel

Piller Powerbridge Rotor

Piller offers a kinetic energy storage option which gives the designer the chance to save space and maximise power density per unit. With a POWERBRIDGE™, stored energy levels are certain and there is no environmental disposal issue to manage in the future. Importantly, a POWERBRIDGE™ will absorb energy at the same rate as it can dissipate. That means the POWERBRIDGE™ can stabilise a diesel engine and that frequency stability under dynamic load conditions cannot be matched by any other kinetic storage solution. A vertically mounted flywheel and generator utilising magnetic bearing technology, the POWERBRIDGE™ is available in a number of sizes for different power ratings and ride-through autonomy.

Piller is a world leader in power protection technology. The company builds electrical systems for mission-critical applications worldwide. Clients include many of the world’s central and commercial banks, stock exchanges and other financial institutions, as well as broadcasters, airports, telecommunications networks, government departments and co-location operators.

Founded by the German engineer Anton Piller in 1909, more than a century on Piller is still headquartered and produces in Osterode and nearby Bilhausen, although today the company has subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia and today employs approaching 1000 people worldwide. In November 2016, Piller Power Systems Inc, the US subsidiary of Piller Group GmbH, acquired the assets and business of Active Power Inc, the US kinetic energy storage specialist.

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