VKSD Brakes

06 January 2022

Vertical Vanguards

The supply of hoists and winders, plus associated wire ropes, brakes, electrical and automation systems is a specialized market with a relatively small number of players. Paul Moore looks at some market developments and new contracts.

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23 October 2020

Soft Braking Mine Hoists

Soft braking makes mine hoists strong

Access shafts and hoisting systems are essential components for mining activities. To optimise transport, stopping and parking operations, these elevator machineries need high-quality redundant controls for speed, acceleration and deceleration.

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05 December 2019

GMR-SD Dragline

Stieber enables easy access of complete Twiflex product range in Germany

As reported in 2016, Stieber GmbH, backstops, brakes and clutches specialist and member of the Altra Industrial Motion Group, offers the complete range of industrial brakes from the world leading brand Twiflex. This will continue the success story of Twiflex Ltd. in Germany.

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15 November 2018

Mine Escape Hoist

VKSD Braking System with SOBO® iQ for Mine Escape Hoist

A major mine hoist OEM needed a custom braking solution for an emergency escape hoist positioned in a mine ventilation shaft. In an emergency, when the mine’s large primary hoist is not accessible, the escape hoist can be utilized to transport workers to the surface quickly.

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13 June 2018

Twiflex VMS3 Mine Brake

Your Next Big Brake...

Controlling loads in the heaviest engineering applications can require brakes capable of generating torque measured in the millions of newton meters. Tony George, Twiflex product manager, explains how these giant brake systems are engineered.

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