New Belt Conveyor Brake with unique Safety Features

Belt Conveyor Brake

New Belt Conveyor Brake with unique Safety Features

Twiflex, a part of Altra Industrial Motion, has introduced a new disc brake for mining and belt conveyor applications, the VBS. The VBS modular disk brake features large pads and IP65 protection, making it ideal for high-speed conveyor drives in mining and quarrying applications.
(ed. WoMaMarcel - 19/7/2014)
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Twiflex's VBS modular disk brake features large pads and IP65 protection, making it especially suitable for high-speed conveyor drives in mining and quarrying applications.

The brake also benefits from Twiflex’s “parked off” safety feature that allows completely safe maintenance and pad removal. The VBS is a fail-safe, spring-applied, hydraulically retracted disc brake calliper that consists of two modules mounted either side of a central mounting plate. Intended for use on high-speed drives of downhill belt conveyor systems, the brake uses extra large pads (10 283  mm2) for high thermal capacity and is fully sealed against moisture and dirt ingress.

The VBS modular disk brake will be introduced as the smallest brake in the Twiflex modular range, a range which continues to grow, with a braking force of 1.4 to 11  kN. The brake is designed to deliver two million cycles at 2  mm air gap. It features a stainless steel piston, cover plate and fittings and optional ISO 12944-5:2007 C5 paint specification.

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