Steel Industry / Container Terminals / Crane Industry / Paper Industry
November 2017 Welcome to the first Barlow Technology NEWSLETTER, bringing you news on leading industrial products and up to date manufacturing processes within the marine and offshore, container handling, mining and the renewable energy industries.
NEW from Barlow Technology — Series of Thruster Disc Brakes
Barlow Technology is the sole UK representative of industry leading brake manufacturer, Pintsch Bubenzer.
With a new range of redesigned brakes manufactured for multiple applications, including hoists, trolleys and gantries, the low maintenance system has been designed to resolve issues associated with dated braking systems and outmoded manufacturing designs.
10 Advantages of Disc Brakes SB28.3 with BUEL® Thruster
• Limit switch release control • Automatic wear compensator • Self-centering with cam disc and roller • Symmetric design • Parallel air gap – no more “tipping” of the brake shoes • Sintered linings • Maintenance-free bushings • Stainless steel pins and spindles • Two piece spring design • Adjustable brake torque • Weather Execution as standard!
Case Study: Replacement of damaged Steel Crane Wheels
Barlow Technology is extremely proud of over 40 years experience in the steel industry with a speciality in the supply of forged steel crane wheels to UK Ports and Harbours.
A recent visit to a new client, highlighted a problem with steel crane wheels, previously installed by another supplier.
We identified the problem and offered a solution….
The crane wheel flanges were displaying extreme wear, not in-line with age, with the rate of erosion indicating an issue with the wheel specifics and a resultant shortening of the predicted and expected lifespan of the product.
Upon closer inspection, the wheels were proved to be unsuited for purpose and the potentially damaging forces involved in this particular type of heavy industrial application.
The range of steel wheels and tyres we are able to supply is extensive; engineered to your requirements, for the following applications: • Torpedo and Freight Wheels • Wheels for Steel Plant Applications • Trolley Wheels • Pulley Sheaves • Rope Wheels • Wheel Blocks • Tyres
Barlow Technology can supply pulley/rope sheaves to you, manufactured to client specifications.
Importantly, all of our sheaves are machined from solid discs, and NOT welded.
Sizes range from ∅ 280 – ∅ 1250mm
Materials include: • GS-60 • GS-4CrMo4 • C45 (Forged) • C60 (Forged) • 42CrMo4 (Forged)
With an increasing number of terminals worldwide considered ‘fully automated’, the number is set to rise as the industry moves to unmanned cranes, in pursuit of improved efficiency.
Specialist supplier of bespoke equipment to the ports and harbours industry for over 40 years, Barlow Technology has experienced a recent growth in demand for MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR INDUSTRIAL BRAKES, linked to automation.
Sales Director Richard Barlow says; “With the recent increase in fully automated terminals, it is imperative for safety that certain conditions can be monitored remotely, such as brake pad wear, Pad temperature, reserve stroke monitoring and Brake Force. The CMB-3 Monitoring System from Pintsch Bubenzer allows all of these conditions to be monitored.”
As the sole UK supplier for Pintsch Bubenzer products; Barlow’s clients recognise the value in quality, as Pintsch Bubenzer manufacture some of the best industrial braking systems in the world.
Speak to us at Barlow Technology about Monitoring Systems for Crane Brakes
Benefits of the BUEL® PINTSCH BUBENZER ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC Thruster
• Pressure built-up with high hydraulic-mechanical efficiency • Fail-safe principle • Automatic compensation of pressure losses • Wide service temperature range in the standard version • Compact dimensions • Extreme fast setting times • High actuating forces • Energy savings by intermittent operation • Compensation of shear forces and alignment errors by use of swivel head • Low internal heat build-up • Reduced filling volume • Low weight • Good weight/ performance ratio