Travel brakes with self-adjustable jaws (AKO)
The compensator of the brake wear serves to automatic (unattended) adjustment of lever mechanism of brake in dependence on the value of brake lining wear so, in order the necessary braking moment shall be kept all the time in the prior determined tolerance.
The use of this brake, mainly at technological cranes, fundamentally reduces the need of service works, through which the increasing of crane operating ability, limiting of breakdowns in technology and crane down times are achieved. Last but not least it considerably contributes to the increasing of work safety.
The advantage of the used concept of compensator is observing of the basic connecting dimensions of brake and also its original space. Therefore it is possible to use this system either by new brakes, or with modifications also by brakes of the present operating cranes.