Forklift Brake Series from Altra Offers Options

January 28, 2009

Altra Industrial Motion offers a comprehensive series of electric forklift motor brakes, wheel brakes and permanent magnet brakes for OEM forklift manufacturers through its industry-leading brands, Warner Electric and Matrix International.

The standard traction motor brake for parking and stopping is the electrically-released dynamic (ERD) brake. The ERD can be hydraulically amplified to combine spring force with variable hydraulic force. Or, for demanding reach truck applications, the ERD Bi-Functional brake combines hydraulics with an electromagnetic failsafe brake. A low-profile design, called the Pan-Cake (PK) is suitable for dual-drive configurations.

Load wheel brakes from Warner Electric provide additional braking force for applications that need increased load and speed capacity. And Varistop brakes from Matrix offers variable torque braking for smooth operation and stepless torque change suitable for very narrow aisle trucks and high-level order pickers.

Warner Electric and Matrix International provide a full range of electric forklift brakes for a variety of material handling applications.

About Altra Industrial Motion

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading multinational 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, Delroyd Worm Gear, Warner Linear and Ameridrives Power Transmissions.

For information on any of these technology leaders, visit

Warner Electric / Matrix International brands of
Altra Industrial Motion, Braintree, MA

For further information, contact

Jack Broughton, PR Account Executive,
Heinzeroth Marketing Group, 415 Y Blvd., Rockford, IL 61107. Tel 815-967-0929 x25. Email

Or contact

David Brooksbank, Director of Marketing,
Altra Industrial Motion, 449 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL 61080. Tel 815-389-6227. Email

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