Overhead crane brakes are designed to provide stopping power for large industrial cranes. These specialized devices are a critical safety element of any crane. They vary in size and style, but the purpose is the same.
The safety factor of these brakes is often overlooked by others that claim to be knowledgeable about crane brakes. The fact is, an overhead crane brake should always be restored to OEM specifications in order to remain a safe, perfectly functioning piece of machinery. While many companies simply clean up and paint a brake (then call it a repair), the correct method is to return the brake to the original manufacturer’s specifications.
A proper repair removes all doubt as to how a brake will perform once re-installed. Customers deserve peace of mind knowing that their equipment will operate in the safe and effective manner for which it was designed. This is CMT’s long standing policy on crane brake repair.