Where no mounting flange is available on the prime mover, a pedestal
can be furnished for mounting the cantilever models on an independent
In certain applications, it is not practical to flange-mount the
brake. A conventional pedestal with trunnion bearings straddling the
Hydra-Brake® is then used. Manually operated or motor-rotated
trunnion bearings can be furnished as required. For some
applications, hydraulic lift bearings are used.
other types of Hydra-Brakes® have been designed and manufactured.
One of the smaller models was a flange-mounted unit with 5"
casing diameter, 6" long, weighing 10 pounds. This Hydra-Brake®
was used to simulate an accessory on a jet engine gear box, and the
brake absorbed 20 hp at 6,500 rpm.
of the larger Hydra-Brakes® was designed for conventional pedestal
mounting. This brake absorbed 3,000 hp at 3,600 rpm to 8,000 hp at