What are the merits/demerits concerning electromagnetic disc brakes used on the traveling motor of gantry cranes and what are recommended updated braking system?
The electromagnetic brake is chosen because of its low cost for container crane gantry motors. Let’s examine both merits and demerits as follow:
* Less initial cost
* Good outward appearance
* Maintenance of brake lining wear is tough
* Visible inspection of the brake pads is not possible
* Adjustment of brake torque is not practical. Because the small distance adjustment and the many numbers bolts needed to be adjusted.
Recommended brake for traveling motion of gantry cranes.
“M-mountable” and “N-mountable” <Link to IB30V Disc Brake _M_mountable and N_mountable >