centrifugal brake


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centrifugal brake

n
(General Engineering) a safety mechanism on a hoist, crane, etc, that consists of revolving brake shoes that are driven outwards by centrifugal force into contact with a fixed brake drum when the rope drum revolves at excessive speed
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Reels possess either centrifugal brake blocks or magnetic brake systems, both of which can be adjusted for either greater or lesser spool resistance.
If a fall occurs while the device is in rescue/descent mode, the speed-sensing brake stops the free fall and a centrifugal brake instantly lowers the user at a controlled speed to the ground or next level.
Aright-hand version that holds 240yds (220m) of line on an aluminium spool with a one-piece aluminium frame, star drag, a Uni-Lok anti-reverse and a centrifugal brake system, is the prize waiting for the SHORE fishing winner in our June competition.