ABC industrial brakes division engineer and designer Gerry Lewis says one of the major Coremo product lines to benefit from a distribution arrangement with ABC will be the manufacturer’s hydraulic spring-applied failsafe brakes, used in bulk material conveyors on main drives, pulleys and take-up winches.
The brakes feature strengths such as reliability, easy use and maintenance, long life and competitive price – coupled with expanded availability through ABC.
“Coremo hydraulic spring-applied brakes are robustly protected against corrosion in the most extreme resources environments, yet supply high braking force within a very compact width of the brake body to ensure easy installation, even when space is limited,” Lewis said.
“Another practical advantage is that replacement of main wear parts – pads, seals, springs – is quick and easy. The braking load is not transmitted to the piston and seals, ensuring long life for these components.
“Reliability is further enhanced by proximity switches and pad wear indicators to ensure proper monitoring of the brake. The friction pad surface is properly sized to ensure high heat dissipation in gradual stops of the conveyor.”
ABC said its industrial brakes team focused on industries such as mining and resources (including dragline, coal conveyor and crushing mill production and maintenance), overhead cranes and lifting machinery, paper manufacturing and converting machinery, quarries and road and rail transport equipment.
It said its strength in industrial braking systems was in the provision of complete engineered braking solutions as the central area of its business – rather than being just a component supplier involved in many ranges of different products, of which industrial brakes was only one.
The group’s industrial brakes division is broadly experienced in the application of global technologies such as Coremo calliper brakes and also of WC Branham motion control technology.
Coremo products have been certified according to ISO 9001 since 1994, updated according to Vision 2000 and also feature certifications for the supply of brakes in military applications (NATO) and explosion-proof environments (ATEX).