How Sprag Clutches Work

Heavy industry parts are complicated. There are many different types of parts that are used on many different types of machines and equipment. But knowing the role of each one is the difference between carelessness and safety.

The sprag clutch plays an important role in heavy machinery. They have very specific use cases and can seem difficult to understand.

Understanding these clutches and nurturing an interest in this sort of subject matter may prove to be wise in the coming years, as manufacturing jobs are back on the rise in the United States.

After this quick read, we assure you that you will have a better understanding of exactly how sprag clutches work.

What Is A Sprag Clutch?

A sprag clutch consists of an inner and outer ring. Unlike other types of clutches, however, sprag clutches are perfectly smooth inside. There are no rims or ridges in this specific clutch.

The inner and outer rings are connected by small parts like steel wedges, which are referred to as sprags or sprag elements. Sprag elements are permanently in contact with both the inner and outer ring of a sprag clutch. They are placed at a specific angle that helps to create torque.

Sprag clutches are an important part of the smooth flow of heavy machinery. They are used across many different industries. However, this equipment isn’t just used for heavy labor, parts like this are also used in the creation of fun things like roller coasters!

How Does a Sprag Clutch Work?

The inner and outer parts in a sprag clutch are held together by individual elements called sprags, as mentioned above. When the inner part rotates in one direction, the sprags flow along with the spinning, and the part turns freely.

When the direction of rotation changes to rotate the other way, however, the sprag elements shift and hold the inner and outer parts together. This seems to lock into place and turn the entire sprag, once the sprag clutch rotates in that specific direction.

This works because the sprag elements are arranged in such a way that when the sprag clutch turns in one direction, rotation goes smoothly. In the other direction, because of their angle, they create a force that stops the rotation and holds the wheel of the sprag clutch in place. This force is called backstopping.

Want to Know More About Sprag Clutches?

Though a sprag clutch is different from other types of clutches used in industry, the result is the same as other types of clutches. The inner and outer parts are forced to hold, drive, or freewheel (or spin), depending on the direction the sprag clutch is rotating.

If you are more of a visual learner, check out this short video animation to see a sprag clutch in action.

Of course, for the safety of everything affected by heavy machinery, parts like sprag clutches must be engineered with the utmost care given to precision and quality. Contact us for help sourcing clutches and other parts when you need reliable quality.

Semi-metallic Brake Pads Vs. Sintered Brake Pads. What’s The Difference?

Semi-metallic Brake Pads Vs. Sintered Brake Pads. What’s The Difference?

Every part of a machine is crucial to the safety of its operation. In the case of brake pads, failing to have the right ones could be catastrophic. Two commonly mentioned options include the semi-metallic brake pads and the sintered ones.

Aside from those two, there are ceramic and organic brake pads. Ceramic pads are composites of ceramic fibers and copper. They are very expensive but operate well.

Organic pads are from fiber materials mixed with resins. Though they are cheap, they function well. Unfortunately, they do not last.

This brings us to the two common ones. What is the difference between semi-metallic and sintered brake pads? Read on to learn more.

Features of Sintered and Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

When parts of your machine don’t work, you start poring over the maintenance manual to find solutions. A better solution would be to call a professional service provider to fix it for you. They know how to solve machine issues.

Brake pads can be frustrating depending on the one you have. Choosing the right one is not easy. Here are some details to help you sort out between sintered and semi-metallic brake pads.

Sintered Brake Pads

Manufacturers make sintered brakes by fusing metal particles and other materials. They bind together due to heat and pressure. They can use metals like copper or bronze.

These brake pads have the following features:

  • the mixture of elements gives it a lot of friction
  • functions well under high temperatures
  • performs well in various weather conditions
  • it is long-lasting
  • withstands high speeds
  • takes long to start operating smoothly
  • make a lot of noise
  • they don’t glaze
  • wear down the rotors
  • can be expensive due to the manufacturing process and materials.

Semi-Metallic Brake Pads

Semi-metallic brake pads contain metals such as copper, graphite, and iron. They also mix composite alloys and fillers to complete its manufacture. These brake pads are popular among race drivers.

They have the following features:

  • they tolerate high temperatures
  • have high friction levels and great grip
  • they are affordable
  • they are durable
  • different brands use different metal mixtures and ratios
  • don’t make as much noise as the sintered pads
  • don’t cause the same level of rotor wear and tear as the sintered pads
  • function well in cold conditions
  • tend to glaze due to producing brake dust.
  • work well in light or heavy-duty usage.
  • they need a bedding-in period
  • pedals are firmer
  • are great for everyday use in different environments.

As you can see, both of these brake pads offer you different options. The choice you make depends on the performance you want, the compounds you prefer, the environment you are in, and your budget.

Of the two, the best choice is the semi-metallic pads. These offer a combination of two worlds: the organic and the sintered versions. Thus, you get pads that operate at high temperatures, are durable, and easier on your wallet.

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You can get more information on brakes and other industrial parts. Some machines need very specific parts.  Contact us and we will help you find the solution you want.

How to Replace Your Twiflex Brakes

Twiflex Brakes present industrial operations with a strong, reliable heavy-duty braking system. There are times though, with repeated usage, when they need to be replaced.

Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to do in order to correctly, and safely, replace your Twiflex Brakes.

Maintenance = Longevity and Safety

Twiflex Brakes are a drum braking system. With proper care and maintenance, they should last for years.

Maintenance can be broken into three key parts. Each part has equal weight in its importance to the braking system and to your company as a whole.

Constant upkeep will not only keep brakes functioning, it will also help maintain the safety of the equipment. When the brakes do need to be replaced though, keep that idea of safety going by using the proper equipment and protective gear.

The third leg of the maintenance stand is monetary. There is an investment to be made for regular maintenance of your Twiflex Breaking system.

Over the course of time though that investment will pay itself back with less downtime for your machines and fewer man hours spent on a machine that’s not functioning properly.

Replacement, Is It Time?

Do your breaks squeal? Is there reaction time low? Do they vibrate when being used? Do they feel like they pull? is there a grinding sound when they are engaged?

If the answer to any of these is yes then replacement is the best option. (Of course, you should also keep an eye on your instrument panel for an indication when things are not working at 100%)

The Replacement Process for Twiflex Brakes

Of course, the first step is to take the old brake system apart. First take the system off-line and disconnect it from any available power sources.

It’s a good idea to take images of the process as you go. Those pictures can be a helpful reminder of how the system needs to go back together.

If you’ll be replacing cylinders during this maintenance repair, you’ll also need to bleed the brake lines. This will make the entire process go smoother and ultimately safer.

You’ll first need to remove the brake adjuster. Remember at each step of the process, DO NOT force any of the parts to come off or apart.

If parts do not want to separate, use an appropriate solvent to loosen them. You can also try to use a lever or similar device to change your position and gently apply additional force.

With the brake adjuster off, you can access the rotors. Loosen and remove those.

Dismantle the brake components and then rebuild the system with the new Twiflex brake parts.

Performance

It’s very important that you follow all of the suggested steps when installing your Twiflex Brakes. Not only for safety’s sake but to optimize performance also.

As you have seen, Twiflex Brakes provide a safe, secure breaking option for industrial machines. Installation is easy and with proper maintenance, they will last you for many years.

When you’re ready to explore Twiflex Brakes for your machines or if you need some help with maintenance of your existing system, just contact us. We’re happy to help.

How to Choose Your Industrial Friction Material

Friction material is used in a variety of applications that need to control speed. In layman’s terms: brakes.

These materials are often first in consideration during the design phase of building machinery and other industrial applications. Many materials are available to choose from with each having their benefits and drawbacks.

Read on to understand the options and factors in choosing the materials.

Types of Friction Material

The materials used in the final product will range due to many factors. The materials are combined, woven, and bonded to handle heavy use and heat. Some materials work better than others depending on the application.

You must first understand the types of friction material to suit your needs.

  • Metallic & Semi-Metallic – Tin and copper powders fuse to create durable pads, clutches, and hydraulic parts. This mixture may include hard resin to aid with heat dissipation.
  • Ceramic & Carbon Ceramic – Copper and a mix of carbon fiber or Kevlar are often found in these types of friction parts. Ceramic has a good balance of heat dissipation, reduced dusting, and vibration absorption.
  • Organic – Cork, cellulose paper, Kevlar paper are used. Synthetic Benzoxazine compounds are now commonplace in the development. These materials are often married to ceramic parts.

The new standard in the part lining is organic these days due to the shift away from the use of asbestos-based materials due to health concerns. The exact composition differs between manufacturers for trade secret purposes.

The application of the materials is next once you have set your mind to the type.

Matching Friction Material with Application

Friction material plays a central role in the friction systems’ application. The general need for the material is to cause a stoppage of operations.

Here are considerations to match the material with the intended application:

  • Equipment – Fleet vehicle or crane? Train or motorcycle? The general rule of thumb is “heavier equipment, heavier material”.
  • Noise – Metal-on-metal friction causes ear-piercing noise but is a compromise for the stoppage power. Ceramics and organics are less noisy though it’s a trade off in material durability.
  • Durability – High heat and dissipation from heavy usage lead to warping in organic-based material though easily replaceable. The metallic material is best suited for heavy equipment but comes at higher costs.
  • Type – Friction is resistance against another material and happens in various ways from static, kinetic, and rolling. The type of friction will determine the need for the correct material.

The need for the utmost quality is first to be desired when you’re considering its use in big machinery like cranes and trains. There is no margin for error when it comes to safety in heavy industries. It’s a reason we’ve partnered with Scan-Pac manufacturing and so you can rest assured you’re receiving quality materials.

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We place your needs first and foremost here at Kor-Pak Corp.

Whether you’re in search of the right crane hoist or need guidance on how to manage railroad friction materials — we have you covered. With over 40 years in business, servicing all heavy industries, you can trust us to help you realize (and accomplish) lofty goals.

Give us a call, today!

How Does an Air Over Hydraulic Brake System Work?

While air over hydraulic brakes might not be the most common technology anymore, they are still relevant and thus important to understand.

In fact, a good understanding of air over hydraulics is important not only because of the necessary maintenance and upkeep, ut also in case you’re thinking of a replacement.

In this article, we will go through what an air over hydraulic brake system is, and how the system works.

What is an air over hydraulic brake system?

As the name suggests, this type of braking system is a combination of parts of an air brake system and a hydraulic brake system.

It uses both air and hydraulic compression to operate the brakes.

This type of braking system was created with the hopes of increasing the braking power compared to the power in a hydraulic braking system.

This system is not the most common, but it can often found in trucks, trailers, cranes, and other industrial equipment.

Because of all of their parts and components, these systems must be inspected often and maintained by a professional.

How it works

Normal braking

As we learned earlier, this system works by combining elements of an air brake and a hydraulic brake.

It has a special type of power cylinder that contains a hydraulic cylinder and an air cylinder in tandem.

While both of these cylinders have pistons, the important thing to note is that the pistons are not the same size. the air piston is greater in diameter compared to the piston for the hydraulic cylinder.

The air piston is greater in diameter compared to the piston for the hydraulic cylinder.

What does this mean? This means that there is more hydraulic pressure compared to air pressure during normal breaking.

So when the pedal is pressed, the valve opens and releases the pressure, which a causes braking to occur.

Hard braking

The valve movement when is different depending on how hard the brake pedal is pressed.

When heavier pressure is applied to the brake, there is more valve movement.

Because of the increased valve movement, a greater amount of pressure is released into the power cylinder, causing stronger and faster braking.

What to look out for

As we mentioned earlier, the many parts of this type of system means there are more areas that could be faulty or need repair.

You’ll need to be on top of the maintenance of the many parts of the air over hydraulic braking system, as any issues could result in liabilities and expensive repairs.

Besides the system itself, the oil involved in this system needs to be maintained. Be aware of potential freezing during the winter months!

Bottom Line

Hopefully, this article answered any questions you had about how an air over hydraulic brake system works.

There are many types of brakes, but it is still important to understand how each system works, especially if you have machinery that uses certain systems.

We have a lot of experience with a variety of braking systems and machinery, so if you have any questions or need any advice, feel free to contact us.

You can also leave us a question or a comment in the comment section below!

The Best Uses for Your Marland Clutch

At Kor-Park, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best products.

We supply tools like the Marland clutch because they are durable, versatile, and time-tested. With proper care and maintenance, your clutch will last a long time and serve multiple functions across your business.

Learning new applications will help you get the most out of tools you already love to use.

There are countless uses for a Marland Clutch. We’ve compiled this list to help you understand the functions that make the most sense for your business.

What is a Clutch For?

First, let’s review exactly what a clutch does.

In short, the clutch is a device that couples and uncouples moving parts in a mechanism.

For example, if you’ve ever driven a manual transmission vehicle, you’ve used a clutch. Here, the clutch’s job is to engage and disengage various gears.

Clutches transmit power between shafts, motors, gears, etc. This is what makes them such versatile tools.

Clutches provide an important function industrial settings. They are crucial to controlling the speed and power with which machinery operates. Without a clutch, it is almost impossible to regulate these functions.

The Marland Clutch Difference

Of course, a Marland Clutch is designed to handle power transmissions in machines much bigger and more complex than a manual transmission car. Industrial-sized equipment calls for an industrial-sized clutch.

Marland has been producing clutches since 1931. These clutches help businesses keep their industrial equipment running smoothly.

Industries like mining, metals, power plants, and cement manufacturing all use the Marland Clutch on their heavy machinery. These clutches come in different sizes and designs. This helps to meet the unique needs of different industrial equipment.

The type of machinery you are looking to handle will help determine which type of clutch you will want to use.

The Right Clutch for your Business

Every industry’s machinery has unique needs and requires different kinds of clutches.

For instance, the machinery used by oil refineries cannot be stopped for routine maintenance. Marland’s CECON (Completely Enclosed for Continuous Operation) clutch is optimized for these needs. This clutch is also a great option for machinery that operates outdoors, or in wet conditions.

There are some industries where machines must remain functional during emergency shutdowns. Kiln drives use Marland’s One-Way CEBMAG clutch to keep their machines running slowly in these situations.

In addition to one-way clutches, Marland also produces backstops. These are important to protect against reverse torque on a conveyor or elevated installation.

Additionally, if your machinery needs require multiple clutches, Marland manufactures clutch couplings. These will help you use your clutch in the way that best works for your business.

At Kor-Pak, our goal is to provide you with equipment customized to meet your needs. Whatever the unique needs of your industrial equipment, there is a clutch that can help things run more smoothly.

If you have questions or need help determining which clutch is right for you or taking care of your Marland Clutch, contact us so we can work together on the bets solution.

How To Extend The Life Of Your Marland Clutches

How To Extend The Life Of Your Marland Clutches

There really is no secret when it comes to the life of your overhead cranes. It comes down to maintenance and prevention.

And of course, you have to buy and install the right parts- like Marland clutches.

We know that clutch maintenance is vital to the longevity of your overhead cranes. The problem is many companies take no action, or ignore the signs until it’s too late.

And when it’s too late, you could have a real problem on your hands. So rather than waiting for disaster to strike, start preventing problems now.

Here’s how:

 

Installing Marland Clutches

Marland Clutches are made to be the best. They’re engineered to be able to perform the toughest jobs while requiring minimum maintenance.

But that doesn’t mean some maintenance isn’t required. And that maintenance can go a long way toward extending the life of your clutch. Proper installation is also essential.

Here’s how to properly install your clutch:

  • Do not operate the machinery until it’s been filled with oil according to specifications.
  • Lubricate properly.
  • Check the direction of freewheeling operation.
  • To check for correct direction of rotation, hold the outer race in place. Then try to rotate the cam first in one direction, then the opposite direction.
  • Mount clutch on staff.

Marland Clutches Need Maintenance

Oil maintenance is extremely important when it comes to extending the life of your clutch.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Both humid and dusty conditions will determine how often you have to check and maintain the oil. However, regular inspection is recommended.
  • Make sure all bolts are tightly screwed on to avoid leakage.
  • To figure out how often you need to check your oil, examine a sample from the clutch cover plate oil hole. The objective is to look for evidence of contamination.
  • Once the frequency of future examinations is established, a regular routine of draining, flushing, and refilling the clutches with fresh oil is required.
  • Every 3-6 months, apply grease to the gear teeth in the engaging/disengaging sleeve.
  • Keep all parts as clean as possible. Dirt and grit will cause problems.
  • Never use a hammer or try to pull on the clutch cover plate.
  • Check to ensure that bearing, oil seals, and gaskets aren’t damaged.

Never use carbon tetrachloride. It’ll harm neoprene seals.

What to Ask When Implementing a Maintenance & Prevention Program

If you want to extend the life of your crane and its parts, you need to create an effective maintenance and prevention program. You also want to hire the right professional team to handle it for you.

Most of the time, a yearly inspection is all that’s needed to ensure that all the parts of your crane are working smoothly.

Here are some great questions to get you started:

  • Reputation: Does the service company have a good reputation within their industry?
  • Accommodating: Is the company you’re thinking of hiring to take care of your crane willing to accommodate your schedule and needs?
  • Performance: During each visit, will the company perform all standard maintenance procedures like fluid changes, runway checks, and greasing the bearings?
  • OSHA & OEM Requirements: Does your service company meet standard OSHA & OEM recommendations?

We’ve been in business since 1976 because we believe in creating value for our customers. Contact us today for parts, questions, and support.

 

How to Properly Install and Replace Drum Brakes

Caring for your drum brakes means caring for your customers, employees, and your machinery.

With improper brake maintenance, you are risking safety and unnecessary expense

Remember, brakes don’t fail on their own. Brake failure is a result of improper maintenance.

Let’s make sure you are properly installing and maintaining your brakes.

Here we go:

Drum Brakes Installation Safety

You will want to have your employees wear an asbestos respirator when installing or changing your brakes. Also, make sure your employees are aware of all hazards before they begin.

You should also provide gloves and eyewear before starting.

Procedure

  1. You’ll need to follow the directions to remove the tires first before installing or replacing brakes.
  2. Check the brake adjuster and all screws. You may need to remove or adjust.
  3. Pull the brake drum off, holding with two hands and wiggling.
  4. Inspect the brake before replacing or installing.
  5. Encourage your employees to take a digital photo before disassembly.
  6. Use comparable brake shoes. They should be the same width.
  7. Dismantle brake components.
  8. Reassemble after replacing pads and any faulty springs.

Bleed The System

If you replaced any brake cylinders you will need to bleed the system before operations.

Watch The Signs

When brakes are failing, there are a number of common symptoms experts tell us to look out for. These include:

  • Poor performance
  • Squealing or grinding noises
  • Grabbing or pulling to one side
  • Brake pedal loss
  • Pulsation of the brake pedal
  • Clicking noises
  • Drag during acceleration
  • Warning lights on dashboard and system sensors

If any of these issues occurs, don’t wait for scheduled maintenance. Take your equipment offline immediately and perform a diagnostic.

But beyond troubleshooting issues, you should plan regular maintenance as well.

Perform Regular Maintenance

Even if your brakes are showing no sign of failure, it is important to maintain them regularly. Waiting for your brakes to fail before performing maintenance is waiting for disaster.

Plus, for personal users and industrial concerns alike, preventative maintenance is shown to save money. You will be extending the lifecycle of your machines, lowering capital improvement costs, and eliminating unplanned downtime.

With your brakes, performing preventative and predictive maintenance means scheduling work every 6 months.

Include in Your Overall Operations Plan

Your brake maintenance and troubleshooting efforts should be incorporated into standard operations. If your engineers and operators know what to look for you will save on accidents and cost.

But brakes are only a small part of an operations plan. Putting it all together means getting trusted support and advice.

Kor-Pak can help with all the systems and parts that keep your business running.
With knowledge and know how, you will also be keeping your operators, workers, and customers safe.

We serve numerous industries, including steel, rail, energy (wind), mining, and oil. At Kor-Pak, we keep industries productive. 

We understand your business needs.

Our customers are important to us. Don’t wait to see how we can help with every aspect of your operations plan.

Contact us now and discover how Kor-Pak can help bring value to your business today.

Taking Care of Your Hydraulic Brakes

Hydraulic systems are very different from air brake systems and require special care. Using the wrong approach, methods, or products could harmfully damage your machinery.

Whether your brakes are operating a car, truck, commercial vehicle, or industrial system, the same principles govern hydraulic brake care and maintenance.

These approaches are not necessarily more difficult than other brake types. But they are different.

You should always defer to your manufacturer’s recommendations. But there are some essentials for caring for your hydraulic brakes everyone should know.

We’ve got you covered. Let’s go:

Your Hydraulic Brakes Need Special Care

Before attempting to work on your brakes, remove the brake pads and work under clean conditions. You will also want to perform many tasks at operating temperature for best results.

You will need to drain the system, clean any sludge and deposits, and refill with brake fluid. Take care to maintain proper levels.

You will likely want to fill to 75%. Then operate the system.

Bleeding The System

Air in your hydraulic brake system can cause failure. Bleeding the hydraulic system means removing trapped air.

Careful maintenance means taking precautions to remove all trapped air from your brakes and not allowing the introduction of new air pockets while changing fluids.

Brake Cleaner

A big mistake can be using traditional brake cleaner when caring for your brakes. Hydraulics can get damaged with traditional brake cleaner.

They can also leave a residue that causes your brakes to work improperly.

Brake Pads

You will then need to reset the pads at the very least. Depending on wear and tear and use you may want to replace the pads.

Avoid Failure

Hydraulic failure can come from the system overheating or from improper functioning. Much of this can be resolved by using approved brake fluid, removing air frequently, cleaning systems, and replacing pads.

Faulty hydraulic systems that are improperly maintained can lead to dramatic failures in important equipment.

You will also need to check the systems your brakes are connected to ensure safe operation.

Check Power and Cords

Remember, the cords and power source are just as important as any of the other components in your brakes. During any scheduled or unplanned maintenance special care should be paid to cords and power source.

Check your connections and the condition of all cords.

Your auxiliary power supply may operate the pump that provides the hydraulic brake fluid to your equipment. A frayed cord could trigger a short circuit and cause your brakes to fail.

Maintain All of Your Systems Safely and Efficiently

Got your hydraulic brakes covered? You’ll be operating your equipment safely and efficiently. Kor-Pak can help with all the systems and parts that keep your business running.

But remember, all of your parts and systems require special care. Kor-Pak can help with all the systems and parts that keep your business running.

Did you know that Kor-Pak serves numerous industries, including steel, rail, energy (wind), mining, and oil?

We are both an OEM and distributor for products ranging from Heavy Duty Industrial Braking Systems, Wear Materials and Rubber Parts for Locomotives and Passenger Cars, Engine Seals, Kevlar Bearings, and Custom Machined and Fabricated parts.

We believe in proactively discovering ways to help customers achieve their goals and troubleshoot their problems efficiently, through collaboration with suppliers, engineers, and end-users.

Our customers are important to us. And we can help solve your business needs.

Don’t wait. Contact us now and discover how Kor-Pak can help bring value to your business today. 

5 Things You Must Know About Crane Brakes

If your business uses a crane regularly it’s important for the safety of your customers, employees, and equipment that you understand the components that make up your tools.

As with all of your machinery, cranes have unique requirements for operation and maintenance.

For safe operation, no part is more important than crane brakes for protecting your people and assets.

Let’s make sure you know the ins and outs of crane brakes.

Here we go:

1. OSHA Requires Inspections for Crane Brakes

In addition to a thorough inspection that needs to take place whenever any repair occurs that might affect safety systems, OSHA requires regular inspections as standard procedure. 

2. Daily Inspections

In addition to regular inspections, OSHA requires daily inspections.

Operators are required to perform daily visual inspections of crane braking systems when used for construction. Should any deficiency be noted, it must be:

  • Assessed for safety
  • Taken offline if deemed unsafe
  • Repaired according to manufacturer guidelines
  • Inspected for proper completion of remedial action

Safe operations of your crane demand regular inspection. Even if employed for uses other than construction, the emergency brake needs to always be operational.

3. Different Brake Types

OSHA also requires that all cranes have two brake systems, a holding brake, and a control brake.

Both are essential to safe operations.

  • A Holding Brake holds a load to ensure safe operations. Even in the event of a power outage, a holding brake will hold the load.
  • A Control Brake controls the descent of the load. They slow the speed.

4. Overload Is Still an Issue

Too many owners and operators believe that since an emergency, or holding brake, is standard on all cranes, there are no issues of overload.

But improper loads, overuse, and deferred maintenance can damage your equipment and cause unsafe conditions.

5. Preventative Maintenance

Because of the OHSA regulations requiring inspection, too many industrial concerns defer maintenance of their crane brakes. Worse, if used for non-construction applications, they defer inspections too.

Waiting for an issue to crop up during a visual inspection or unrelated repair is waiting for the worst to happen.

Your manufacturer recommendations will provide valuable guidelines for the overall preventative maintenance of your crane.

Although your crane may be essential to daily operations, it’s important it is dependable and safe. In some cases, you may want to perform PM tasks more regularly if your crane is in heavy use.

This investment will improve the longevity of your equipment and reduce downtime.

Part of Your Overall Safe Operations

Your brake maintenance and troubleshooting efforts should be incorporated into standard operations. If your engineers and operators know what to look for you will save on accidents and cost.

And, as OSHA requirements demand the crane be taken offline with any issues, you will also be avoiding costly and unnecessary downtime.

Brakes are only a small part of an operations plan though. Putting it all together means getting trusted support and advice every step of the way.

Kor-Pak serves numerous industries, including steel, rail, energy (wind), mining, and oil. At Kor-Pak, we keep industries productive.

Our customers are important to us. Don’t wait to see how we can help with every aspect of your operations plan.

Contact us now and discover how Kor-Pak can help bring value to your business today.