Procedure for Selecting the Optimum Hydra-Brake® Configuration

  1. All anticipated load points should be within the envelope.
  2. The power points at the lower rpm are the points which dictate the brake selection. It is desirable to select a brake with no surplus absorption capacity.
  3. A brake with a full complement of stators and the smallest possible rotor diameter should be chosen which will be adequate to cover the low rpm power points.
  4. Stators should be removed as required to provide a configuration which will match subsequent reduced load requirements. One point of the spread of power points of the model being tested should be on the maximum power absorption line. This would provide the maximum immersion and the greatest speed stability for the right hand and of the spread of power points.