The marine sector includes off-shore applications (out at sea, at a distance from dry land). It is a many-faceted market, ranging from the shipping sector, for transporting people (cruise liners, yachts and megayachts) or goods (cargo vessels) to fishing craft and other related vessels (trawlers and tugs), through to exploration and drilling vessels and those which lay materials on the seabed (pipeline-laying vessels, off-shore drilling rigs, cable-laying vessels, etc.).
Because of the considerable loads and high forces normally required, hydraulic brakes, sometimes of particularly high power, are normally used, although pneumatic brakes are also installed. Application examples for Coremo brakes include steering systems, propeller drive shafts and electric and hydraulic motors, not to mention on-board equipment such as loading or anchor winches, mooring and towing winches, pipeline tensioning systems and drilling plants.
One major factor is the environment in which the braking units installed on vessels and plants are required to operate. The often unfavourable weather conditions - rain, damp, presence of salt, heat and ice - mean that metals oxidise fast, causing the brake to malfunction.
For these particular applications, Coremo Ocmea offers surface treatments to prevent corrosion, such as epoxy coatings, marinisation or other measures, in accordance with the customer’s specifications or the standards enforced by the certifications required.
What’s more, for extreme temperatures Coremo offers brakes in special steel resistant down to -40°C.
Last but not least, Coremo Ocmea offers a technical support service for customers in this sector, who often need special assistance during the development of individual designs, in order to meet specific requirements.