As a leading supplier of industrial brakes and braking systems, Hindon specializes in fail-safe brakes.
When specifying a fail-safe brake or braking system, you have a lot to consider. Not only that, but the stakes couldn’t be higher when you’re talking about the safety and reliability of your operation.
Should you use a disc brake or a drum brake? How big of a brake can you use? How big of a brake do you need? You may know you need a spring applied brake, but how should your brake be released? What special features are available to maximize the safety and productivity of your operation? Once you answer all of these questions, you still need to weigh trade-offs involving cost, lead-time, and maintenance requirements. Let us help you get it right.
At Hindon, we strive to deliver the best fail-safe braking solution designed your application’s unique requirements and to meet your unique goals.
- Industry Experience: We have the benefit of over 35 years experience providing industrial disc and drum brakes for a wide range of industrial applications. This experience enables us to truly understand the nuances of your application, share what has worked well in similar applications, and help you select the best industrial brake.
- Custom Design: Whether working with OEMs building new equipment or end users looking to retrofit their existing equipment, our engineers will help you weigh the trade-offs of different industrial brakes and can design a fail-safe braking system that meets your specific goals.
- Trusted Relationships: Our relationships with a range of industrial brake companies make us uniquely able to deliver the best, most cost-effective braking system for your application. As every application and situation is different, we can be objective in helping you specify the best industrial brake your needs.
Industrial Fail-Safe Brakes by Type
Fail-safe brakes bring an industrial system to rest and prevent uncontrolled operation or movement. Our industrial braking systems use both disc brakes and drum brakes, depending on the application:
Designed for applications that require safety devices to prevent uncontrolled operation, such as conveyor drives, cranes, hoists and winches, and bulk material processing equipment.
Designed for holding/e-stop applications that don’t generate extreme heat or high shaft speed in normal operation.
Industrial Fail-Safe Brakes by Actuation
Fail-safe brakes are spring applied so that when the brake is on, the brake is released (i.e., held open). When the fail-safe brake is turned off, or power is lost, the spring sets and the brake is engaged. There are several ways to release a fail-safe brake:
Electrohydraulic Thruster Released Brakes
- High duty cycle/operations per hour
- Wide range of torque adjustability
- Passive adjustable time delay available for shock-free operation
Electromagnetic Solenoid Released Brakes
- Quick operation
- Adjustable torque
- Hydraulic fluid not required
Hydraulically Released Brakes
- Higher torque range
- Safety brakes: emergency stop braking on the output shaft
- Compact design for smaller spaces
Pneumatically Released Brakes
- Low to mid-range torque
- Used as holding or service brakes
Commitment to service and support
Hindon is dedicated to providing comprehensive support for our products and the people who depend on them. From initial consultation to inspection, maintenance, and repair services, our goal is provide the right equipment for your application and to keep your product in top shape for its full lifecycle. If you’re not sure which product is right for your application, call or chat with one of our sales engineers.