Twiflex Expands Modular Brake System with VSD Series
Twiflex brake systems are designed for industries such as mining conveyors, hoists, geared grinding mills, offshore deck lifts and mooring winches.
Twiflex has expanded its modular brake systems with the new VSD Series, which incorporates several of Twiflex’s newest technological improvements. The standard VSD Series is comprised of eight model ratings and follows the design principles of the VKSD and VMS2 ranges, featuring two spring module assemblies mounted on each side of a central mounting plate. As a spring-applied, hydraulically-released brake caliper, the VSD offers braking forces ranging from 100 kN to 220 kN.
VSD brakes include a parked-off feature, increased braking forces with lower operating pressures, an optional floating version and the improved flexibility of a modular design that is not achievable with the similarly rated legacy “VS” range. The new brake will accommodate a wider range of disc sizes and provides a more compact and cost-effective solution.