Kor-Pak Featured in Hoist Magazine and Iron and Steel Technology

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Kor-Pak Featured in Hoist Magazine and Iron and Steel Technology

Kor-Pak’s technical papers about Industrial Braking Systems are proudly featured in this month’s edition FotoFlexer_Photoof Iron & Steel Technology (Affirmative Abrasion: Advancements and Innovations in Industrial Braking Systems) and Hoist Magazine  (Braking Bad: Avoiding Improper Brake Selection).  These papers were written with the help of several highly experienced professionals from varying backgrounds including brake manufacturers as well as end users and the paper’s objective is to provide the reader with an extensive overview and analysis of industrial brakes and the selection process, engineering, various types of brakes and how they relate to different applications, and highlights ways to boost safety and performance.  Additionally, this paper explains ways in which safety can be substantially enhanced through the use of emergency caliper disc brakes and storm/parking brakes whichds1 prevent a falling load or runaway crane from occurring.  Ultimately, the brake selection process is both an art and a science and requires a cohesive blend of hard data analysis as well as intangible expertise and understanding of application-specific variables that can materially impact braking performance as well as safety.

Kor-Pak always strives to be on the leading edge of innovation and safety and we hope that this paper will help end users, engineers, and any other stakeholders who may benefit from a greater understanding of brakes and how they function in the industrial world.   Contact a Kor-Pak representative today to receive a copy of the technical paper and for all other inquiries.

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Kor-Pak Corporation is an Authorized Demag Dealer

Kor-Pak Corporation is an Authorized Demag DealerDemag Logo

 

At Kor-Pak Corporation we are proud to announce that we are now an Authorized Dealer for Demag products.  Demag is an internationally recognized name brand and has a reputation for offering the highest quality lifting products in the marketplace.  Being that Kor-Pak is now a full-service crane provider, the Demag brand will complement it’s existing product and service portfolio and enable Kor-Pak to be a complete provider for cranes, hoists, and other Demag parts, as well as offering a complete service mix including inspections, load testing, training, modernizations, repairs, and engineering.  We invite you to contact a Kor-Pak representative today to learn more about the Demag brand and allow us to demonstrate it’s unparalleled excellence for Crane and Hoist applications

About Demag:Demag Crane

With its Material Handling business group Terex MHPS GmbH is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial cranes, crane components and services of the Demag brand.

We offer our customers a complete range of cranes, drives and handling equipment for every application – optimised by comprehensive sales and service support. These solutions provide our customers with valuable quality and efficiency benefits. In small workshops as well as in major industrial enterprises.

Our extensive product range includes a wide range of solutions for specific industries for travel applications, load handling at the workplace and material flow in production and storage. The Demag crane experts always focus on the benefits for our customers – the greatest possible efficiency and reliability, optimum availability and maximum performance.

Our customer approach has a long tradition that dates back over the long history of our company. It began in 1819 with the establishment of Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co. in Wetter an der Ruhr. In 1840, we started manufacturing overhead travelling cranes, concentrating on the production of cranes and crane components at an early date, also including hoist units with an electric drive since 1910.

Pastillas de frenos para turbinas eólicas

Pastillas de frenos para turbinas eólicas

Kor-Pak se especializa en frenos industriales y materiales de fricción, y las aplicaciones en turbinas eólicas no son bsak_300_ds_original_300x336la excepción. Kor-Pak ofrece productos de OEM y posventa a las siguientes marcas:

  • Svendborg;
  • Twiflex;
  • Brembo;
  • Sime;
  • FTL;
  • Pintsch-Bubenzer;
  • Sibre;
  • Twiflex;
  • Dellner;
  • y muchas más.

En Kor-Pak hemos suministrado con éxito pastillas de frenos de alta calidad para turbinas éolicas a OEM, usuarios

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Kor-Pak suministra pastillas de frenos de guiñada

finales y distribuidores utilizando nuestros materiales de fricción de moldeado rígido, semimetálicos y sinterizados, y avanzamos con prosperidad en el diseño o la ingeniería inversa de pastillas de frenos a fin de brindar la máxima vida útil a precios competitivos.

Pastillas de frenos sinterizadas para turbinas eólicas

Las pastillas de fricción sinterizadas resultan ideales para las aplicaciones con altas temperaturas, ya que permiten una mayor disipación de calor.  Kor-Pak brinda conjuntos completos de pastillas de frenos sinterizadas para todo tipo de aplicaciones de frenado de turbinas eólicas, y lo abastecerá con productos de alta calidad a precios competitivos.

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Kor-Pak hará todo lo necesario para satisfacer sus necesidades.  Ya sea para disponer un programa de abastecimiento, realizar pruebas de varios materiales, a fin de garantizar características de desgaste óptimas, o colaborar en proyectos de investigación y desarrollo, Kor-Pak se esforzará por brindar innovación y un servicio destacado de atención al cliente.

 

AIST Technical Paper About Emergency Brakes on Cranes

AIST Technical Paper About Emergency Brakes on Cranes

You can read the technical paper written by Chris Koralik by visiting this link: http://digital.library.aist.org/pages/PR-366-383.htm

The title of the paper is “Affirmative Abrasion: Advancements and Innovations in Industrial Braking Systems” and it was written with the help of several experts with varying backrounds and fields of expertise including application engineering and brake design.

Emergency Brakes for Cranes

One of the main highlights of this technical paper pertains to Emergency Disc Brakes used for EOT cranes.  These brakes are designed to prevent a load from falling which could potentially result from a transmission failure on the low-speed side of the crane, such as a gearbox failure or shaft breaking.  There have been catastrophic failures of this type in recent past at Port Terminals, Iron and Steel Producing Plants, and other industrial crane applications, and emergency disc brakes would have prevented these disasters from occurring.

AIST Crane Symposium Emergency Brake Presentation

Click HERE to view the PowerPoint of the presentation given at the 2014 AIST Crane Syposium.  This presentation evoked a great deal of thought and curiosity from the audience and there is no doubt that end users, application engineers, and brake designers will continue to explore options to retrofit cranes with e-brake packages and specify them in new crane designs as well.

Selecting Emergency Brake Package For Your Crane

In  order to select the optimal emergency brake package for your crane, it is imperative that you partner with a company that possesses an intimate knowledge of the application and can identify various packages to meet the industry and application-specific conventions to provide a system that will work.  Kor-Pak possesses the requsite expertise and experience to provide a robust and efficient emergency braking system for your crane.

Kor-Pak on the Cutting Edge

Kor-Pak is an industry-leader and has a forward-thinking approach that focuses on helping customers reach the next level and finding bettter solutions.

 

Storm Brakes for Cranes: A Proactive Decision

Storm Brakes for Cranes Should be a Proactive Decision
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Storm Brakes, Rail Clamps, Parking Brakes, Rail Brakes….are these terms you are familiar with?  If you have experience working with outdoor cranes then most likely you have heard of them.  However, these esoteric and niche brake systems are often foreign to many people in the industrial world.

Spring-Applied, Hydraulic Rail Clamps and Other Storm Brakes: How They Work

Storm Brakes are typically fail-safe brakes that are spring set and hydraulically released by a hydraulic power unit, although they can also be electric for smaller applications.  Storm brakes function similarly to other industrial brakes except, instead of stopping or holding something (i.e. a rotating shaft) from moving, storm brakes act as “locking devices” to prevent external environmental conditions such as strong wind velocities from moving something where it shouldn’t go, such as a runaway crane.  While they are commonly referred to as Storm Brakes, these brakes can be used to protect against other environmental threats and scenarios such as seismic movements, and holding down a retractable roof.  Storm brakes take on various forms such as rail clamps, and Parking Brakes are similar brakes such as Wheel Brakes and Wheel Clamps and are used for protective measures as well.  For outdoor cranes (i.e. Container Cranes), the Rail Clamp will apply to the rail, using the weight of the crane to push down and insure that there is sufficient holding force to protect the crane from moving when wind velocities up to a predetermined amount “push” against the crane.  Of course, substantive engineering is involved in calculating the requisite holding force and several variables must be taken into consideration for this, but experienced personnel will understand these variables and choose the optimal Storm Brake for a given application.

Applications: Storm Brakes for STS, RTG, and RMG Cranes

Storm and Parking Brakes are vital for outdoor cranes, including Ship-to-Shore (STS), Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG), and Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes.  Rail Clamps and Wheel Brakes are imperative to prevent a runaway crane accident from occurring and ultimately to stabilize the crane during hazardous conditions.  Industrial Port Terminal Cranes are expensive and preventing downtime is critical for Port Operations to run efficiently, and Storm Brakes are a resource to insure uptime for your crane.

Precise Engineering for Storm Brakes is Critical
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When it comes to Storm Brakes, there is essentially one reason why you have them: to protect your equipment from a rare, but potentially catastrophic occurrence from happening.  I could go into detail about the “What-If” scenarios, but if you read this article about the Blount Island Crane Acccident in 2008 you will understand what I’m talking about.  It is one of those things that typically go unnoticed, perhaps even forgotten for a while, but when the storm hits, everyone notices and it becomes the most important item on the menu.  Lately I have seen more and more new crane construction projects where Storm Brakes (i.e. rail clamps) are a requirement and that means that people are certainly getting religion and understanding that they are as important as any other aspect of the crane.  However, I still see many Outdoor Gantry Cranes and other applications where Storm Brakes are not being used and there is an accident waiting to happen.  Furthermore, as in the aforementioned article about Blount Island, there is too often times where rail clamps are being utilized but either the incorrect ones were specified or the end user is not using them properly (or both) which essentially renders them useless.

Experience Matters: Kor-Pak Can Help with your Storm Brake Selection and Engineering

Everybody is good at something, and nobody can be good at everything.   If you plan on acquiring Storm and Parking brakes for your industrial application, it is highly recommended that you contact someone who possesses the experience required to help you perform the necessary due diligence to offer a rail clamp that will properly align to your application and also offer the service and support needed to keep your equipment running at all times and answer questions when they come up.  Kor-Pak is a primary resource for Storm and Parking Brakes and we invite you to contact us for more information and any questions you may have.

 

 

 

 

Direct Acting Caliper Disc Brakes for Container Crane Mentioned in World Cargo News

Direct Acting Caliper Disc Brakes for Container Crane Mentioned in World Cargo News

Kor-Pak was acknowledged in a recent edition of World Cargo News for its spring-applied and hydraulically released direct acting caliper disc brakes used as a retrofit on a container crane to prevent a falling load in the event of a low-speed failure, power loss, or other event.    Kor-Pak Corporation World Cargo News 2014

Kor-Pak continues to help customers increase safety and efficiency with applications such as this one.  Please contact a Kor-Pak representative today to learn more.

AIST Technical Paper Now Available

You can now access the technical paper: Affirmative Abrasion: Friction Materials and Industrial Braking Systems Demystified at the AIST bookstore.  Click on the following link to view the abstract:

 http://bookstore.aist.org/BookContents/PR-366-383%201%20View%20Abstract.pdf

CLICK HERE to view the PowerPoint which was presented at AISTech 2014 and the 2014 Crane Symposium.

Contact a Kor-Pak representative with any questions: (847) 680-0999

Frenos de rueda Johnson Industries

Kor-Pak ofrece frenos de rueda Johnson Industries de accionamiento mediante resorte y liberación por medios hidráulicos o neumáticos para montaje en placas laterales de bojes.

MODELO MONTAJE FUERZA DE
SUJECIÓN
PRESIÓN DE
LIBERACIÓN
PERNOS DE
MONTAJE (diám.)
PESO    
    LB (kN) PSI (BAR) Grado 5, pulg. (mm) lb (kg)
Abrazaderas de rueda
WC050
(neumático)
Brida 5000
(22)
53
(3.6)
0,625
(16)
130 (59)
WC075
(neumático)
Brida 7500
(33)
68
(4,7)
0,75
(20)
138 (63)
WC100
(neumático)
Brida 10 000
(44)
86
(5,9)
1
(24)
175 (80)
WC150
(neumático)
Brida 15 000
(66)
98
(6,75)
1,125
(27,5)
190 (86)
WCL250
(hidráulico)
Brida 25 000
(111)
1200
(82)
1,25
(30)
260 (118)
Frenos de rueda
WLB10B
WLF10B
(hidráulico)
Placa lateral
Brida
10 000
(44)
1300
(90)
1
(25)
260 (118)
260 (118)

 

Kor-Pak Now Carrying Altra Industrial Motion Brands

Kor-Pak Corporation is proud to add another entree to its brake and clutch menu by  introducing  Altra Industrial Motion brands to its product mix .  Altra Industrial Motion is a publicly-traded company (NASDAQ: AIMC) and they have been at the forefront of innovation and expansion with its wide array of industrial products.  Through strategic acquisitions, Altra has been able to leverage its resources and assets to ingetrage complimentary business units into its product mix which creates a one-stop source for brake and clutch products.  The Altra brands include: Formsprag Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Svendborg Brakes, Marland Clutch,  Twiflex Limited, Ameridrives Couplings and Power Transmission, Boston Gear, TB Wood’s Incorporated, Bibby Turboflex, and others. Kor-Pak sells these excellent brands and can provide technical expertise, rebuild programs, twenty-four hour service and support, and fast lead times for Altra Products which makes Kor-Pak the ideal source for these reputable and field-proven product lines.  This is a natural and complimentary fit for both companies.  Kor-Pak possesses decades of experience working with brakes, clutches, and friction materials with applications around the world and the Altra Brands will enhance Kor-Pak’s ability to help customers achieve the optimal solution for their brake and clutch application. Please contact a Kor-Pak representative today to learn more about Altra Industrial Motion products at 1-888-2KorPak or by e-mailing sales@kor-pak.com.  More information can be found at http://kor-pak.com/product-category/brakes-clutches/.  Also visit http://www.altramotion.com/ for more information about Altra Industrial Motion.

Frenos Johnson Industries

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 Acerca de Kor-Pak y Johnson Elevanja

Durante más de dos décadas, Kor-Pak Corporation ha sido proveedora y distribuidora de sistemas de frenado industriales Johnson y Elevanja. Johnson Industries Ltd. fue fundada en 1966 en Richmond, Columbia Británica. En 1993, la adquirió la empresa fabricante de frenosOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbritánica Elevanja. Las adquisiciones estratégicas, el ingenio, la ingeniería superior y el espíritu emprendedor de Johnson Industries le han permitido convertirse en una empresa fabricante de frenos de primer nivel con presencia mundial dominante.  En 2015, Elevanja celebrará su centésimo aniversario y Johnson Industries ofrece, por amplio margen, la cartera de frenos más diversificada e innovadora del mercado.  A principios de la década de 1990, Jim Koralik, fundador de Kor-Pak, introdujo los frenos eléctricos Johnson en la industria del acero de Estados Unidos; los frenos Johnson con impulsor, los de disco magnéticos y los de pinza de emergencia se volvieron populares en aplicaciones con puentes grúa (grúas EOT).  Actualmente, Kor-Pak cuenta con los recursos de conocimiento y la información sobre productos que se necesitan para la representación de los frenos Johnson Industries en varios mercados, como los de la producción de acero, la minería, la explotación petrolera y forestal y la navegación.  Brindamos servicios a nuestros clientes de todo el mundo, y les ofrecemos asistencia durante las 24 horas y los 7 días de la semana, para ayudarlos a lograr que sus equipos funcionen con la máxima eficiencia.  Póngase en contacto con un representante de Kor-Pak para obtener más información sobre los frenos Johnson Industries y permítanos brindarle todo lo que necesita en materia de sistemas de frenado industriales.

Los sistemas de frenado Johnson pueden cumplir con altísimos requisitos de torsión para aplicaciones exigentes.

Los sistemas de frenado Johnson pueden cumplir con altísimos requisitos de torsión para aplicaciones exigentes.

Frenos de disco y tambor Johnson Industries

Johnson diseña y manufactura varios productos en sus instalaciones, entre los que se incluyen frenos de disco de pinza hidráulicos, neumáticos, accionados por resorte y manuales, y sistemas de frenos para elevadores, mecanismos de transporte, sistemas de propulsión y otros equipos rotativos. Johnson también produce frenos de tambor y disco electromagnéticos y electrohidráuilcos con propulsor, utilizados en todo el mundo en grúas, elevadores y otros equipos de manipulación de materiales y transmisión de potencia.

Johnson designs and manufactures a range of products in house including hydraulic, pneumatic, spring-set or manually applied caliper disc brakes and brake systems for use on hoists, conveyers, propulsion systems and other rotating equipment.   Johnson also produces electro-magnetic and electro-hydraulic thruster drum and disc brakes, which are in service around the world on cranes, hoists and other material handling and power transmission equipment.

Frenos de parada y contra tormentas Johnson Industries

Johnson también diseña y manufactura frenos de parada y contra tormentas.   En los sistemas de frenos contra tormentas se incluyen abrazaderas para rieles manuales y automáticas, frenos para rieles y abrazaderas para ruedas. Estos sistemas de frenado de emergencia se utilizan en grúas, apiladoras recuperadoras, cargadoras y otros equipos de montaje sobre rieles.  

Ingeniería y frenos personalizados de Johnson Industries

Kor-Pak puede brindarle sistemas de frenado industriales personalizados, diseñados específicamente para su aplicación exclusiva.  Esto puede incluir asistencia en el proceso de selección de frenos, una visita al sitio y la gestión interactiva de proyectos, para diseñar e implementar el sistema óptimo y más eficaz del que pueda disponerse.