ABOUT HYDRASAFE BRAKE

PROS AND CONS COMPARISONS OF HYDRASAFE VS. COMPETITORS

 

PROS 

 

  • Rope spread is an issue with rope gripping devices, on larger machines or machines with a double wrap roping this exceeds the maximum for rope spread on rope gripping devices. HydraSafe brake does not use the ropes to stop the elevator we use the rail so we work on any size elevator. 

  • Rope size; again the other units have limits on rope size since we do not use the ropes to stop the elevator this is not an issue. 

  • Speed; both Draka and Hollister Whitney are limited to 1200 FPM with limited capacity.  Draka maximum capacity is 7500 lbs, Hollister Whitney has a wide range of coverage based on which model you use the biggest model the 626 roped 2/1 can have a rated load of 20,000 lbs.  HydraSafe brake;  we have no limit on speed. On higher speeds and capacity elevators we have the ability to stack our devices and increase pressures.

  • The HydraSafe brake does not require an engineering review for installation. Many municipalities are requiring rope brake devices attached to the building structure to have a sign off by a structural engineer. 

  • HydraSafe Brake does not require the raising of existing machine to fit. In many cases to fit a rope gripping device the machine bedplate needs to be modified and raised for the device to fit. 

  • HydraSafe Brake is easily mounted on the crosshead of the elevator. No noise associated with the device when the elevator is running. In many cases on high speed elevators cables have a tendency to slap the rope brake pad creating noise that is heard throughout the building and in the elevator. Our device is silent while the elevator is running. 

  • Rope gripping devices only work on traction elevators. HydraSafe Brake can be installed on traction and hydraulic elevators with any size “T” rail. Other rail shapes are available in the future. 

  • Our device can be installed on any year or make controller. 

  • Our device can come with additional features such as door lock monitoring, pit encroachment monitor and First Responder feature for evacuation of trapped passengers. 

  • HydraSafe Brake can be used on hydraulic elevators.

 

 

 CONS 

 

  • Price; our device will be more costly than a basic rope gripping device for a standard geared machine.   

We saw a need in the industry for an improved option for an ascending car and unintended motion device. HydraSafe Brake is our answer to the limits by conventional rope gripping devices. We are the only device mounted where it should be, that's on the car grabbing the rail.  Our device can be used on traction or hydraulic elevators.

  • A Patented New Level in Elevator Safety

 

  • Ascending Car Protection

 

  • Unintended Motion

 

  • Uncontrolled Motion

 

  • Elevator Door Lock Jumper Protection

 

  • Elevator Pit Encroachment Monitor

 

  • First Responder and Emergency Evacuation Safety

 

  • Easy installation on any type of traction or hydraulic elevator