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The Types of Crane Brakes

Time : 2024-07-01

Crane brakes are a crucial safety component in cranes that play a vital role in ensuring accurate stopping or holding of the crane at a desired position. The performance of the crane brake directly affects the safety and reliability of the crane, making selecting, using and maintaining the correct brake an essential consideration.

The most common types of crane brakes and their characteristics are:

1. Electromagnetic brakes: Electromagnetic brakes use the principle of electromagnetic fields to achieve braking. They have the advantages of simple structure, quick braking and easy control, making them the most widely used type of crane brakes.

2. Hydraulic brakes: Hydraulic brakes use hydraulic oil pressure to operate. They offer large braking force, smooth braking, low noise and are suitable for large cranes.

3. Manual brakes: Manual brakes are operated manually and have the advantages of simple structure and ease of use, making them suitable for small cranes.

4. Safety brakes: Safety brakes are automatic braking devices that activation during emergencies to quickly stop the crane to protect the safety of workers.

The selection of a crane brake should take into account the type and size of the crane, working environment, braking torque, braking speed and reliability. During use, correct installation, regular inspections, timely maintenance and correct operation should be ensured to maintain the good working condition of the crane brakes.




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