Power management company Eaton (Eden Prairie, MN) has announced that the Airflex Floating Housing Brake, an air-cooled spring-applied brake featuring long-wearing friction material and a rugged rotating disc, is now available in sizes 130 and 138. Designed with a tapered shaft lock (TSL), exceptional friction life and “quick change” friction lining to reduce maintenance time and cost, the brake is built for heavy duty dragline equipment for surface mining operations. According to the company:
• The brake’s friction pads can hold up to 2400 E-stops before a friction change is needed, requiring replacement one or two times every three to five years, instead of up to six times per year.
• When replacement is required, the “quick change” friction lining can be replaced in minutes, instead of the hours required for traditional braking systems.
• The TSL also helps maximize service life by eliminating spline wear during freewheeling.