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Disc Brake Caliper Offers Safe Stopping

Twiflex's VKSD disc brake calipers provide safe control in heavy-duty mining equipment. In conveyor applications, the spring-applied, hydraulically released caliper brakes are used for emergency stops...


September 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Twiflex’s VKSD disc brake calipers provide safe control in heavy-duty mining equipment. In conveyor applications, the spring-applied, hydraulically released caliper brakes are used for emergency stops, for normal stopping and parking, at junctions or wherever there is risk of personal injury, particularly in underground mining. While these brakes may be fitted to the tail drum, driving drum or motor shaft, the company recommends that on long overland conveyors they should be fitted to the upstream end to prevent a catapult effect due to the reversal of belt tension. They also may be used for winder and haulage applications.

Altra Industrial Motion

Reader Service Card No. 354

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