A full line of PositorqR oil shear tension control brakes from Force Control Industries provide simple, precise torque control over the entire speed range, even down to 0 rpm. Operational speeds are precisely controlled without chatter, stick slip or torque variation - thus eliminating marking during leveling, polishing and coating. Torque is controlled by pneumatic or hydraulic actuation pressure and is independent of speed. Sizes range from 53 Lb. Ft. up to 300,000 Lb. Ft., with continuous heat absorption capability up to 3000 thermal horsepower. PositorqR Oil Shear brakes are ideal for tension control applications such as unwind stands in steel mills, where very high torque is required at very low speed.
Oil Shear technology eliminates normal maintenance and adjustment, allows smooth operation, and lasts up to 10-times longer than standard dry friction brakes, making them ideal for many industrial applications. Totally enclosed housings make these brakes a trouble-free solution for steel mills because the enclosed housing reduces wear and torque changes due to moisture, scale and chips in the friction material.