Mechanical Brake for Hydraulic Actuator System
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
The arrangement consists of a self-contained braking unit that can be attached to a hydraulically driven moving member. The hydraulic drive is obtained from a hydraulic motor which has a high and a low pressure port for controlling the drive. Reversing the pressure at these ports gives reversal of the drive. When the pressures at the high and low ports are equal, there is no drive output and the mechanism is stationary.