Winch systems may need protection when lowering a load to prevent the possibility of overspeeding and consequential damage or injury.
Typical transmissions comprise a motor fitted with failsafe brake and hand release, connected to the geared winch system.
However such control does not protect against overspeeding during lowering a load or when manually controlling decent in the event of power failure.
A Suco modular brake can easily be fitted between a standard IEC motor and gearbox, as an original specification or retrofit to an existing system
Respective flange spigots ensure any possibility of angular and/or radial misalignment of the brake hub is eliminated.
Typically, automatic braking would commence at say 1650 RPM when running with a 1400 RPM motor.