Our customer operates paper converting equipment including a water cooling tension brake. Since the equipment was manufactured off-shore all of the components were metric.
In this operation, the brake was the only regular maintenance item. However; given the high price and limited availability of the parts, keeping up with this brake was an expensive headache.
We reviewed the application and were able to come up with another brake which would do the job. More importantly, we were able to identify a unit similar to existing in house designs.
This allowed our customer to take advantage of parts he already stocked. Additionally, his maintenance teams were already familiar with the operation of these brakes.
We were able to modify the new brakes to mount directly to his metric side frame.
If you have metric equipment and want to simplify things, give us a call!