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EC Centrifugal Brake

EC Centrifugal Brake

The 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.

The brake consists of the external drum, the masses with the friction material, the retaining springs and the hub.



Its operating principle is centrifugal force of the EC centrifugal brake , by increasing the speed of rotation, the masses overcome the force of the springs and rub against the static drum until it reaches a speed where the torque exerted by the centrifugal force and the torque exerted by the weight are balanced, maintaining that speed until the end of the route.

This brake take advantage of centrifugal force to limit speed, therefore, as they do not require any external power supply, they are the perfect solution for safety applications.

The external part of the EC centrifugal brake is painted to create a protective barrier that prevents the appearance of rust and isolates the steel from any environmental conditions.

The usual most common? assembly of The EC centrifugal brake is between the motor and the gearbox with standardized IEC B5 flanges and shafts, although it can also be custom-made for any application.

The EC centrifugal brake are designed for applications where the rated speed is 1000, 1500 or 1800 rpm.

In the event of motorization or motor brake failure, this brake is activated and controls the lowering of the load.

The centrifugal brake is mounted on the mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) to comply with the safety section of the EN 1495 standard.

Another common application for the EC brake is industrial hoists or elevators used on building construction sites. Or in the small elevators of people that are inside the wind towers or tower cranes.

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We can find some of its main features below:

  • Individual or self-supporting group.
  • Standard flanges and shafts.
  • With or without hood.
  • High protection.


The EC centrifugal brake can be used for different types of machinery such as:


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