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Caliper brakes -- Twiflex Ltd.

The VCS MK 4 spring-applied, hydraulically released caliper brakes are designed for hoists, conveyor drives, cranes, ship loaders, wind turbines, and drill rigs in industries such as mining, steel, pulp and paper, and marine.
The brakes have a 50% larger pad area, modular construction for easy assembly and maintenance, precision monitoring options, improved sealing, and full compatibility with existing VCS mounts and controlled braking systems.
The two-module brake is provided as a complete unit with two prefitted brake pads. Optional items such as mounting bolts (tie rods), finishes, and monitoring switches are also available.
Twiflex Ltd., Altra Industrial Motion, 300 Granite St., Braintree, MA 02184, (815) 389-6227,

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