Industrial equipment and mobile machines serve a wide variety of purposes, and they work under a wide range of conditions. Regardless of a machine's specific function, however, equipment that moves also has to slow and stop – sometimes repeatedly and frequently. There is a braking system to fit every set of variables. Some are mechanical or pneumatic, but for certain applications, hydraulic brakes are your best choice.
Mechanical brakes are the simplest, requiring no outside power source to operate. Pneumatic brakes can be a convenient, efficient choice, where there is no hydraulic pressure source and the application is sufficient for a pneumatic brake with a pressure source of 100 psi or lower. Hydraulic brakes can be the most effective choice when your application requires high torque stopping, tensioning, or holding.