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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Refer to your reel's manual and set the centrifugal brake to zero, meaning no brakes on.
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.
Speed control for gravity conveyors is accomplished with these centrifugal brake rollers from Brake Rollers Co.