Lift truck brake eliminates bolt-on friction rotor

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Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction has introduced a compact, hydraulic-actuated, full-circle disc brake designed for fork lifts and related equipment. Model LWB is built to utilize the center hub of the wheel rim as one of the friction surfaces to eliminate the need for a bolt-on friction rotor. Carlisle says the easy-to-install brake is constructed from high-strength ductile iron and uses the company’s asbestos-free friction material for reliable stopping and a long service life.

Secondary wiper seals are designed to protect the LWB brake piston seals, and a deflector plate helps prevent foreign objects from becoming entangled in the piston. The piston seals are designed to minimize fluid displacement and are available with a variety of seal materials. The LWB brakes act as a spindle and bearing support for the load wheel and help minimize brake temperature rises by using the thermal mass of the wheel to absorb heat. The brake is adapted easily to alternative spindle-type brake applications such as reach-type lift trucks, scissor lifts and aerial work platforms, according to the company.

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