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Disc-brake calipers -- Twiflex, Altra Industrial Motion

The spring-applied, hydraulically released VKSD Model disc-brake calipers are used for emergency stops, for normal stopping and parking, at junctions where one conveyor feeds material to another (at risk of overspill), or where there is risk of personal injury, particularly in underground mining.

The brakes may be fitted to the tail drum, driving drum, or motor shaft. For long overland conveyors, the VKSD should be fitted to the upstream end to prevent a catapult effect due to the reversal of belt tension. These brakes are suitable for winder and haulage applications.

Twiflex, Altra Industrial Motion, 300 Granite St., Braintree, MA 02184, (800) 964-3262,

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