For years, a mill customer satisfactorily operated several water cooled tension brakes. Over a period of time, their cooling efficiency had dropped off and leaks had become an increasing problem.
A careful examination revealed that corrosion had opened up the o-ring grooves as well as mechanical wear in the snap ring slot.
Following up on these problems, we came up with repair kits that include new water jackets with bolt on wear plates eliminating the snap rings. Additionally, we came up with components that offer an improved flow pattern which will result in more uniform heat distribution – extending seal life.
If you want to improve your Kopper Kool® brake — give us a call.