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Safety Brakes

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EIDE has been made aware of a regarding failure to detect mechanical failure in drive units which affects Mast Climbing Work Platforms (MCWPs).

The safety of anyone working with MCWPs and other powered access equipment is of the utmost importance for everybody globally.

Failures in drive units can be such that neither the centrifugal brakes (intended to limit the speed of descent) nor the automatic brakes (intended to engage when powered travel is stopped) within the drive units are able to have an effect.

Prevent falling with overspeed:

Where two or more drive units are installed, you should ensure that each individual drive unit is fitted with a mechanical device, eg a centrifugal brake EC, that automatically prevents the work platform exceeding 0.4 m/s descent speed.

Link to the HSE alert: hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins

At EIDE we are manufacturers of safety brakes and we can provide solutions related to this safety alert.

FPC safety brake is a mechanical unit intended to stop the accidental fall of any lifting mechanism motorized by rack and pinion, chain or cable. When the nominal speed of the hoist is exceeded, the FPC safety brake activates and completely stops the load.

EC centrifugal brake is a safety brake used to prevent uncontrolled falls in cranes, industrial elevators or any type of structure that lifts a load.

DBQ centrifugal brake is a safety brake used to prevent uncontrolled falls in cranes, industrial elevators or any type of structure that lifts a load and the main feature is that it can be disabled at will, in a quick and easy way.

If you want further information about our safety products do not hesitate to contact us.

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