Pneumatic Caliper Brakes
Pneumatic caliper brakes are designed for those industrial applications which use air pressure to operate the braking system. The lever mechanism principle ensures simple but very effective operation.
The product offering covers a clamping force range that meets the conditions required by the various applications. The quality of the product and its long life cycle are ensured by meticulous selection of materials, fifty years’ experience, painstaking design with the latest 2D / 3D software, FEM modellers and laboratory tests.
This family includes both air-actuated and failsafe brakes.
In air-actuated brakes, the braking force is generated by the air pressure, which can be modulated between 0 and 6 bar to vary the clamping force. Once the required force has been obtained, it will remain constant regardless of lining wear.
Conversely, in failsafe brakes the action of the springs generates, within short reaction times, clamping forces which guarantee plants’ safety during maintenance and/or in emergencies.
Adjustment to compensate for wear, as and when necessary, is simple and immediate thanks to a hand-operated mechanical system. Moreover, all failsafe pneumatic caliper brakes have a mechanical system which allows the brake to be made safe before any planned or unplanned maintenance work on it.
All hand-applied and air actuated and failsafe pneumatic caliper brakes can be fitted with a wear indicator and an on/off indicator device to protect the system during operation.