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