The simple and robust design of these brakes means that they are reliable and little or no maintenance has to be performed during their working life. These thruster rail brakes can be completely disassembled and reassembled without the use of any special tools and the replaceable break shoes simplify maintenance and minimise down times.
The brake is easily installed using spacer blocks to prevent any mounting problems. It can easily be installed onto almost any crane and will provide reliable park braking. They are also used on container cranes, ship loaders and unloaders as well as other rail mounted equipment.
Due to the fact that no hydraulic power units and hydraulic field piping are needed to operate these devices means that they are the simplest and most economical rail brake currently available on the market.