Storm Brakes - Rail Car Wheel Clamps
Storm Brakes - Rail Car Wheel Brakes
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Storm Brakes - Wheel Clamps
WC100 Flange Mounted Wheel Clamp rated at 10,000 LB (44 kN) Holding force, Clamps are Bogie Mounted to ship loading crane in Maryland USA



Spring-Set Compact Wheel Clamps / Wheel Brakes
  • Hydraulic Release

  • Air Pressure Release

  • Manual Release

Storm Brakes - Wheel Clamps and Brakes
Mounting Styles Available
- Flange-Mount
- Side-Plate Mount

Applications for Dynamic and Static Wheel Clamps:

  •  ALL CRANES
  •  SHIP LOADERS/UNLOADERS
  •  MINING
  •  STACKER - RECLAIMERS
  •  ANY RAIL MOUNTED EQUIPMENT


Storm Brakes - Wheel Clamps
WLB10B Side Plate Mounted Wheel Brake 12,500 LB (55 kN) Dynamic Brake Force, when used as a static holding brake or Wheel Clamp, 10,000 LB (44 kN) 
Features
  •  MECHANISM
  •  - free-floating / self-centering 

  •  ACTUATION
  •  - fail-safe (standard)
     - flow control standard (for delayed set) 
     - limit switch standard (for release interlock)

  •  CONSTRUCTION
  •  - steel & ductile iron 
     - serrated shoes (static) 
     - smooth shoes (dynamic) 
     - friction linings (dynamic) 
     - stainless steel pins standard

  •  CONFIGURATION
  •  - Air / Pneumatic Operation
     - Hydraulic Operation
     - single port or flow through actuator
     - 10,000 LB [44 kN] to 25,000 LB [111 kN]
      (see table)

  •  SHOES
  •   - hardened tool steel for long life
      - lined shoes available for dynamic applications

  •  OPTIONS
  •  - special alloys, coatings, controls and custom
     - mountings available

  •  ENGINEERING
  •  - application and selection assistance available
Typical Wheel Brake, basic design includes Manual Release
Wheel Clamp and Wheel Brake Selection
The wheel clamp must be chosen according to exposed surface areas of structures and maximum wind speed in addition to a suitable safety factor. For more complicated structures please consult Johnson Industries and we will calculate and recommend the correct wheel-clamp or wheel brake for your application.
 

Wheel Clamp and Wheel Brake Model Data
 
MODEL MOUNTING HOLDING
FORCE
RELEASE
PRESSURE
MOUNTING
BOLTS (Dia.)
WEIGHT    
  LB (kN) PSI (BAR) Grade 5 In. (mm) lb (kg)
Wheel Clamps 
WC050
(air)
Flange 5000
(22)
53
(3.6)
0.625
(16)
130 (59)
WC075
(air)
Flange 7500
(33)
68
(4.7)
0.75
(20)
138 (63)
WC100
(air)
Flange 10,000
(44)
86
(5.9)
1.00
(24)
175 (80)
WC150
(air)
Flange 15,000
(66)
98
(6.75)
1.125
(27.5)
190 (86)
WCL250
(hydraulic)
Flange 25,000
(111)
1200
(82)
1.25
(30)
260 (118)
Wheel Brakes 
WLB10B
WLF10B
(hydraulic)
Side Plate
Flange
10,000
(44)
1300
(90)
1.0
(25)
260 (118)
260 (118)
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Storm Brakes - Wheel Clamps
Typical Wheel Clamp mounting arrangement,
Basic Design includes Manual Release
Storm Brakes - Wheel Brakes
Typical installation of Wheel Brakes on a ship loading crane

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