Rail Head Brakes
Rail Brakes (Push Down type):
A similar style of Storm Brake, Rail Brakes incorporate a hardened tool steel shoe, which is applied directly to the top of a rail head by spring force. Rail brakes are sill-mounted with shims and plated emergency release bolts. The spring stack can be varied to deliver the required holding force. Lubrication points are provided at the head/shoe mating surfaces. Features and options include a release indicating/interlock limit switch, special alloys, coatings and custom mountings.
Why Rail Head Brakes?
Rail Head Brakes Leverage the weight of the crane and “push down” on the crane. This is beneficial for extremely large cranes, especially Ship-to-Shore cranes and applications where the rail is embedded or inconsistent.
Contact Kor-Pak today to assist you with your Storm Braking needs.