Fail-to-Safe Disc Brake Calipers target mining industry.

Press Release Summary:

Model VKSD disc brake calipers provide safe control for heavy-duty mining equipments. Suited for conveyor applications, spring-applied, hydraulically-released units offer emergency stops, for normal stopping and parking, at junctions where one conveyor feeds material to another.

Original Press Release:

Twiflex Sets Mining Industry Standard with Fail-to-Safe Disc Brake Calipers

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - The VKSD-Model disc brake calipers from Twiflex, Ltd., are recognized worldwide as industry leaders in providing safe control for some of the most heavy-duty mining equipment in operation today.

In conveyor applications, the spring-applied, hydraulically-released VKSD caliper brakes are used for emergency stops, for normal stopping and parking, at junctions where one conveyor feeds material to another - at risk of over-spill - or wherever there is risk of personal injury, particularly in underground mining.

While VKSD brakes may be fitted to the tail drum, driving drum or motor shaft, Twiflex recommends that on long overland conveyors, the VKSD should be fitted to the upstream end to prevent a catapult effect due to the reversal of belt tension.

These brakes have also gained wide respect and acceptance with international mining
authorities for winder and haulage applications, according to the company. Twiflex has developed the world's most powerful disc brakes for safe control of the world's largest winders.

For more information, in the U.S. call (800) 964-3262, or internationally, call +44 208 894 1161, or visit Twiflex is a proud member of the Altra Industrial Motion family of power transmission companies.

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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