Carriage Brake Options
HYGE carriages did not include an emergency brake
system to prevent over travel as is standard today.
can provide parts, instructions and install emergency braking
on these existing sleds. The hardware consists of an on-board
tank, valve, transducer and switch.
brake system consisting of an on-board storage tank, valve,
pressure transducer and actuating switch. A ramp (cam) is positioned
along the track with magnets or mounting brackets, should the
carriage proceed too far down the track, the ramp trips switch
to open the tank valve and 500 psi is dumped to the brakes to
quickly stop the carriage. Since the switch is a normally closed
type and the valve is a normally open, any interruption of power,
such as a damaged umbilical cable, will act as a fail-safe.
Brake (whip lash)
option allows the operator to apply a braking force to the carriage
at some point after the initial firing for:
in conjunction with the standard brakes
may be fired with out initial brake pressure to increase
velocity and/or payload .
delayed brake system operates independent of the emergency brake
system. The hardware consists of an on-board tank, valve, transducer
The operator can fill the tank at any pressure up to 500 psi.
brake timing can be accomplished by two different methods:
(cam) located at the desired position on the rail trips
also be activated by PLC time, using trigger valve actuation
as To . Note that the time increment is in 10 ms intervals.