Caliper Brakes have braking force from 30-200 kN.

Press Release Summary:

Capable of both static holding and emergency stopping of AC and DC draw works, MCB Series caliper brakes come in 6 models with corrosion protection that can withstand harsh marine environment of offshore platforms. Available either as positive direct-acting brake or spring-applied hydraulic-released version, each brake comprises of caliper body with choice of actuators fitted between arms. Brakes can be adjusted to fit disc up to 1.42 in. thickness and 43.3 in. minimum diameter.

Original Press Release:

New Caliper Brakes Designed for Offshore Applications

The new MCB Series caliper brakes from Twiflex Ltd. are designed with special corrosion protection to withstand the harsh marine environment of offshore platforms where they are ideal for both static holding and emergency stopping of AC and DC draw works and for rugged duty on platform cranes and hoists.

Six models of the MCB Series brakes, ranging in braking force from 30 kN to 200 kN, are designed to operate seamlessly with all common, primary and secondary braking systems including electrical, mechanical and hydrodynamic retarding devices.

Supplied either as a positive direct-acting brake or a spring-applied hydraulic-released version, each brake comprises a caliper body with a choice of actuators fitted between the arms. The brake is adjusted to fit a disc up to 36mm (1.42 in.) thickness and 1,100mm (43.3 in.) minimum diameter.

The brakes utilize modular construction design for easy maintenance and assembly. Self-adjusting thrusters automatically compensate for pad wear, and pads are riveted for operational reliability and ease of replacement. Vertical, horizontal or side mounting systems are available. Suitable for "soft-braking" the calipers are offered in a wide choice of designs based on standard components.

About Altra Industrial Motion

Altra Industrial Motion (NASDAQ:AMIC) is a leading multi-national designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission products. The company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in nine countries.

Altra's leading brands include Boston Gear, Warner Electric, TB Wood's, Formsprag Clutch, Wichita Clutch, Industrial Clutch, Ameridrives Couplings, Kilian Manufacturing, Marland Clutch, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Twiflex Limited, Bibby Transmissions, Matrix International, Inertia Dynamics, Huco-Dynatork, Ameridrives Power Transmission, Delroyd Worm Gear and Warner Linear. For information on any of these technology leaders, visit


David Brooksbank,

Director of Marketing, Altra Industrial Motion,

449 Gardner St.,

South Beloit, IL 61080.

Tel 815-389-6227.


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