When we discuss the aspect of a brake here it is acknowledged as a device which slows down and stops the motion of a rotating shaft within a certain time frame and depending on the amount of mass to be braked.
Through our relationship with MWM we are able to provide the following types of brakes:
> Multiple disc (or multidisc) – designed mainly for use in oil baths or low-medium speed dry applications;
> Single disc – used only dry.
> Caliper brakes – when the mass to be braked requires large discs; the modular versions have one or more calipers operated simultaneously or separately.
The control can be manual, hydraulic, pneumatic or electromagnetic and they can operate in two different ways:
> spring released when the control generates the necessary braking effect.
> spring applied when braking is achieved without control, which causes the brake to disengage. These are mainly used as safety or holding brakes.