The range of modular brake systems from Twiflex has been further expanded with the launch of the new VSD Series, which incorporates several of Twiflex’s newest technological improvements. Designed for use in a variety of industrial braking applications – including mining conveyors, hoists, geared grinding mills, offshore deck lifts and mooring winches – the VSD Series is simple to install, adjust and maintain.
The standard VSD Series is comprised of eight model ratings and follows the design principles of the well-proven VKSD and VMS2 ranges, featuring two spring module assemblies mounted on each side of a central mounting plate. As a spring-applied, hydraulically-released brake caliper, the VSD offers braking forces ranging from 100 kN to 220 kN.
VSD brakes include a parked-off feature, increased braking forces with lower operating pressures, an optional floating version and the improved flexibility of a modular design that is not achievable with the similarly rated legacy “VS” range. The new brake will accommodate a wider range of disc sizes and provides a more compact and cost-effective solution.
The VSD Series is designed to make both installation and maintenance simple, offering a range of status monitoring options as well as fast and simple adjustment and rapid pad change procedures that require no special tools
Through continued commitment to R&D, Twiflex, which is part of Altra Industrial Motion, offers one of the widest and most technically-advanced range of heavy-duty brakes on the market. This expansive product offering makes it possible for Twiflex engineers to quickly design a solution that can be optimized to almost any application.
The new VSD consolidates the Twiflex modular brake range with a series of designs sharing common features and benefits, and a format that is repeated from the smallest (VBS) to the largest (VMS range). This is a time-saving advantage since installation, setting and maintenance processes will be familiar to anyone already operating Twiflex calipers.