ZF Mathers ShaftBrake™
Reduces Vessel Maneuvering
Time - A vessel will
slow faster with a stopped propeller. This allows the
operator to effect changes in speed and direction faster - a
distinct advantage in tight maneuvers. ShaftBrake™ can stop a
propeller shaft from full speed in just 2-5 seconds!
Added Life for Reduction
Gears and Clutches -
ShaftBrakes™ stop the propeller shaft with every change of
direction, automatically. ShaftBrakes™ absorb the load which
would normally be transmitted to the engaged clutch, thus
extending clutch life.
Prevents Engine Stall
- Certain types of marine engines tend to stall during high
speed maneuvers or emergency reversals. When used with
ZF Mathers Propulsion Controls, ZF Mathers ShaftBrake™ can prevent
that from happening.
Easier and Less Expensive
to Service than Drum Brakes
- Both installation and servicing are easier. ShaftBrake™
self-adjusting spring retracting calipers reduce pad wear,
and when they do finally wear out, calipers
can be relined for considerably less cost than can drum
brake components. Also, calipers do not have boots which are
costly to replace on drum brakes.