The MagnaShear marine duty motor brake from Force Control Industries is not a disposable type OEM brake originally installed on the winch, but rather a totally enclosed, sealed, oil shear brake that delivers millions of maintenance-free, no-adjustment cycles.
It employs oil shear technology, providing longer service life in demanding applications like the frequent start/stop cycles experienced with barge spotting. Proven oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces – thereby eliminating wear on friction surfaces – ensuring long service life with no maintenance or adjustment.
A patented fluid recirculation system dissipates heat – eliminating heat build-up which is the most common problem in dry braking systems. Elimination of the wear significantly increases service life and virtually eliminates adjustment, which also elongates maintenance intervals.
High grade castings, marine duty coatings, stainless steel fasteners and accessories make these brakes an ideal solution for barge spotting, as well as applications where the motor is reversed each cycle such as cranes, winches, and hoists as well as loader/unloader conveyors.
The oil shear technology also provides a smooth “cushioned” stop, which reduces shock to the drive system, further extending service life of downstream components.
The totally enclosed MagnaShear brakes are impervious to moisture, dirt and dust that is common around ship decks, offshore rigs, portside barges, coal, sand, and grain loading facilities.
These proven motor brakes are enclosed from outside contaminants, with seal integrity for harsh fresh water and saltwater environments. A modular design/assembly allows for ease of servicing and maintenance.
Force Control Industries, www.forcecontrol.com