We are all very interested in providing as safe a work place as possible. It was this concern that prompted our customer to ask us to find a brake for one of his processing lines which coasted for several minutes after shut down.

This system is driven by a 100 hp (75 kw) motor and consisted of several large rolls whose inertia kept the equipment moving for over three minutes after power was removed.


We came up with a spring set, Wichita brake and a special bracket design which was retrofitted to the back of the motor.

The system now stops in a matter of seconds instead of minutes, and is a good investment in safety for our customer.