MagnaShear Crane Brake

MagnaShear brakes with oil shear technology provide significantly longer service life, characterized by virtually maintenance-free operations.

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FAIRFIELD, OH — The MagnaShear motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology to provide longer service life in demanding crane applications especially those with frequent start/stop cycles. Proven oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces – thereby eliminating wear on friction surfaces. A patented fluid recirculation system dissipates heat – eliminating heat build-up which is the most common problem in dry braking systems. Elimination of the wear significantly increases service life and virtually eliminates adjustment which also elongates maintenance intervals. MagnaShear motor brakes are ideal for applications where the motor is reversed each cycle such as cranes, winches, and hoists as well as loader/unloader conveyors, rail car spotters and dumpers, ship and rail car loading conveyors, trippers and pallet return conveyors.

The oil shear technology also provides a smooth “cushioned” stop which reduces shock to the drive system, further extending service life of downstream components.

The totally enclosed MagnaShear brakes are impervious to moisture, dirt and dust that is common in concrete block plants as well as asphalt shingle manufacturing, coal, bulk materials handling, forest products manufacturing, and more.

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