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    [VIDEO] How to Size and Select a Spring Applied Brake

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 21 ,2018

    In order to pick the perfect spring applied brake for your application, you must first determine the amount of braking torque required, and then pair that with the right brake and disc solution.

    There are two main applications that spring applied brakes are suitable for: Dynamic Stopping applications and Static Holding applications. But both applications have different requirements that spring applied brakes need to handle:

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    Topics: Videos, Hydraulic Brakes, Emergency Brakes

    [VIDEO] How to Tension the Cables on Your Pneumatic Cable Cylinder

    Posted by Chad Randleman on Jun 7 ,2017

    In this video, W.C. Branham’s Chad Randleman demonstrates how to properly proof-load and pre-tension the cables on your pneumatic cable cylinder.

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    Topics: Videos

    [VIDEO] How to Replace Friction Pads on a Caliper Disc Brake

    Posted by Troy Branham on May 31 ,2017

    In this video, W.C. Branham's Chad Randleman demonstrates how to replace the friction pads on your caliper disc brake.

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    Topics: Videos

    [VIDEO] How to Properly Adjust a Mechanical Brake Caliper

    Posted by Chad Randleman on May 3 ,2017

    In this video, W.C. Branham's Chad Randleman demonstrates how to make the adjustment on your mechanical caliper disc brake to compensate for pad wear.

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    Topics: Caliper Disc Brakes, Videos

    [VIDEO] Right Angle Gearboxes: Answers to Common Questions

    Posted by Troy Branham on Feb 15 ,2017

    In this video W.C. Branham’s Chad Randleman answers some of the most common questions we receive regarding right angle gearboxes.

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    Topics: Right Angle Gearboxes, Videos

    [VIDEO] An Overview of Our DURATRK Rodless Cylinder Line

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jan 4 ,2017

    In this video blog, our experts introduce you to Lanamatic - a Swiss manufacturer of pneumatic rodless cylinders. Through a private label arrangement, Lanamtic products can be found in the United States within the DURATRK label here at Branham

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    Topics: Videos, rodless cylinders, DURATRK

    [VIDEO] What is a Fail-Safe Brake?

    Posted by Troy Branham on Dec 28 ,2016

    Fail-safe brakes are brakes that, by nature, are always engaged. They commonly consist of spring applied brakes which are actuated by a stack of belleville disc springs. When pressurized, by either pneumatic or hydraulic pressure, the spring stack is retracted and the brake is opened or disengaged.

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    Topics: Caliper Disc Brakes, Videos, Fail-Safe Brakes

    [VIDEO] A Closer Look into the Two Types of Wind Turbine Brakes

    Posted by Peter Wold on Oct 26 ,2016

    To operate properly, wind turbines need two types of brakes — one to control the rotor speed to protect the system, and another to keep the turbine facing into the wind. W.C. Branham Sales Manager Pete Wold looks at your options for the two types of wind turbine brakes in this edition of Solutions in Motion.

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    Topics: Wind Turbine Brakes, Videos

    [VIDEO] Introduction to OVLPRO™ Low Profile Pneumatic Cylinders

    Posted by Troy Branham on Aug 31 ,2016

    W.C. Branham President and CEO Troy Branham introduces our newest product line, OVLPRO™ Low Profile Pneumatic Cylinders, in this edition of Solutions in Motion. 

    Like many of our products, OVLPRO™ was originally designed from a specific customer request: looking for a low profile, compact, high reciprocating cylinder for a specific application. We offer OVLPRO™ in three bore sizes: 25mm, 32mm, and 44mm bore. 

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    Topics: Hydraulic Cylinders, Videos

    [VIDEO] Fixed Brakes vs. Floating Brakes

    Posted by Chad Randleman on Aug 10 ,2016

    What are the differences between double live sided fixed mount caliper disc brakes and single live sided floating mount caliper disc brakes? Those are the two options available when specifying and designing in the caliper disc brake for an application.

    Many models are available in both options and you can choose between the two depending on your mounting preference. Chad Ranldleman, W.C. Branham's VP Engineering and General Manager, discusses your options in this edition of Solutions in Motion.

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    Topics: Caliper Disc Brakes, Videos