Designed to allow manual release of the brake when power is off. This allows movement of the machine for maintenance purposes while the power is locked out.
Manual Release Indicator
indicates that the brake has been manually released. This is used as a safety precaution to indicate when the brake is no longer holding the load.
Especially when doing a retrofit on a crane a splined shaft is often used and requires a splined quill. Force Control Industries can make splined quills with a drawing or by making a mold of the existing spline.
There are times when an encoder is required especially with VFD drives. The optional shaft extension out the back of the brake is ideal for mounting an encoder.
Voltage Step down Transformers
required if brake control power is not 115 VAC. Many voltages can be used such as 240, 480, 390, 575, and DC.
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Available for Marine, Washdown and Hazardous Duty and Low Temperature Applications
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Oil Shear Technology – No Adjustment No Maintenance
Designed with Oil Shear Technology the MagnaShear Motor Brakes typically mount to the back of a brake motor. They are designed to be a stopping brake, not just a holding brake.
Oil Shear Technology, perfected over 50 years by Force Control Industries, allows the brake to dynamically slip to a stop without wearing friction material, and the fluid circulating through the brake friction stack transfers the heat of engagement to the housing to be cooled. This allows the brake to operate at a consistent torque for many years without adjustment, or maintenance.
They can survive the harsh environments of mining, manufacturing, material handling as well as packaging and food processing with minimal maintenance and no adjustment. The totally enclosed rugged housings keep dirt and moisture out while reducing noise and extracting heat.
Dry friction brakes are typically designed as holding brakes. Using them for dynamic stopping wears friction material away causing constant adjustment and frequent replacement of discs, pads, or shoes.