Winch brake cylinders
Accurate positioning of you winch brakes, always
The hydraulic cylinder is a key component of a winch brake sub-system. When pressurized, it will release the spring pressure on the brake discs, allowing the brake discs to turn freely. Extreme positioning accuracy of the winch operation is supported by a reliable hydraulic cylinder.
The hoist winch brake cylinder is located on the brake housing at the front of the hoist winch. Within the cylinder is a piston which is springloaded to the applied position. The piston exerts force on the brake drum to prevent drum movement in the HOLD position. The piston is backedoff, and the brake released, by introducing hydraulic pressure into the brake cylinder.