Its operating principle is centrifugal force, 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.
The EC centrifugal 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 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 brakeare designed for applications where the rated speed is 1000, 1500 or 1800 rpm.
In the event of motorization or motor brake failure, the EC 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.