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How Brakes Work, What Types of Industrial Brakes Exist, and How to Get the Most Life Out of Them

Brakes play an essential role in most machines whether they are personal or commercial. They stop you from slamming into other cars and prevent injuries if your industrial equipment breaks down. Check out this quick guide to how brakes work below along with common types of industrial brakes and some tips on how to keep […]

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What Are the Best Friction Materials for Brake Lining?

No matter the industry, brake lining is essential to assure workers and products are kept safe. The¬†Occupational Safety and Health Administration¬†aims to identify workplace hazards and ensure safety is upheld. It’s not difficult to see why maintaining your industrial brakes is essential. You want your brakes to do what they need to do: apply friction […]

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What to Expect from an Industrial Brake Shoe Relining and Repair

Failing to inspect and maintain the braking system on industrial machinery properly can unnecessarily cost you thousands of dollars. Catastrophic failure could even result in injury or death to your employees. Replacing major parts can get very expensive, in many cases, a brake shoe relining provides the same results at a fraction of the cost. […]

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How to Choose the Right Brake Pad Material for Your Equipment

Remember asbestos? The now-maligned heat resisting, sound absorbing, load withstanding miracle mineral used to be the standard brake pad material. Blow out the brakes, inhale the dust, repeat. And now 3,000 mostly senior men are diagnosed with mesothelioma yearly. Asbestos use peaked in 1973, and the industries that relied on it have since adapted. This […]

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What Are Drum Brakes and How They Work?

Every industry aims for maximum efficiency and safety. One minute of unplanned downtime costs companies thousands of dollars. In fact, 98% of industrial organizations say one hour of downtime costs them at least $100,000. Regular equipment maintenance reduces potential downtime, thus reducing the chance of losing money. But having the right equipment and knowing how […]

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