FPC safety brake

FPC safety brake

The safety brake FPC is a crucial part of the construction industry and in other sectors where rack and pinion, chain or cable motorised hoists are used.

This device is responsible for safely and efficiently stopping the accidental fall of loads or lifting platforms when the speed exceeds certain limits.

Here we explain in detail how this system works and why it is essential in applications such as construction hoists, work platforms, forklifts and wind towers.



What is the Safety Brake FPC?

The safety brake FPC is a crucial device used in lifting and transport applications to ensure safety in case the lowering speed of the load or platform exceeds a pre-set value..

When is it activated?

The safety brakes FPC is activated when the rate of descent exceeds a preset value, typically 30% to 50% above the nominal speed of the application.

This device uses sensors that respond to centrifugal force to lock the brake shaft, which in turn stops the transmission of the structure.

The stop is cushioned to ensure safety and avoid sudden impacts. The result is a quick and controlled stopping of the load or platform.

Security paramount

The safety brake FPC is essential to prevent accidental falls in lifting applications, which significantly reduces the risk of serious accidents.

Versatile applications

The FPC is used in a variety of applications, from construction hoists to work platforms and wind towers, demonstrating its versatility and utility in multiple sectors.

Damage prevention

When the load or platform is brought to a controlled stop, the Safety brake FPC prevents damage to equipment and reduces wear and tear, saving maintenance costs in the long term.

Compliance with regulations

The use of the FPC in lifting applications complies with safety standards and industry regulations, which is essential to meet safety standards in the workplace.

When does it act?

The system of the safety brake FPC only acts when the lowering speed is higher than a pre-determined value. The activation value is usually set between 30% and 50% above the nominal speed of the application.

The sensing elements act by centrifugal force and lock the brake shaft, which in turn locks the transmission of the structure.

Locking occurs in a damped manner until the platform is completely immobilised.

Automatic reset

After activation, the safety brake FPC can be automatically reset by raising the platform a few centimetres away from the locking direction. This allows work to be resumed immediately without the need for manual intervention.


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Highlights of the safety brake FPC


  • Maximum load up to 9000 Kg (7000Nm): This brake hoist is capable of withstanding loads of up to 9000 kg, making it a robust and reliable option.
  • Maximum speed over 120 m/min: With a maximum speed of over 120 metres per minute, this brake ensures efficient and safe performance.
  • Triggerless centrifugal progressive blocking: Its design includes a progressive centrifugal locking system without the need for a trigger, improving safety and operation.
  • Automatic reset: The procedure for resetting the brake is simple: just raise the lift a few centimetres. The brake will be operational again without the need for further manipulation.
  • Easy accessibility to the micro switch: This hoist brake has been designed for easy access to the micro switch, simplifying maintenance and repair work..
  • Different construction possibilities: It offers versatility with single output shaft, twin shaft options for twin mast lifts and hollow shaft options to suit a variety of needs.
  • Unidirectional or bidirectional: It can be configured as unidirectional or bidirectional depending on your project requirements.
  • Compliance with regulations: Complies with EN 12158, EN 12159, EN 1495, EN 81-7, the Lifts Directive 2014/33/EU and the ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU, ensuring it conforms to the highest safety and quality standards.


The FPC safety brake can be used for different types of machinery such as:


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