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Why You Should Always Service Your Industrial Braking Equipment

Servicing your braking equipment is a must for both the safety of workers and to keep your industrial brake system working at its best. For example, monthly burnishing maintains the friction coefficient of your brakes to help achieve the correct brake torque. As the most important safety system in any power transmission application, your industrial braking system should be routinely inspected and properly maintained.

At Johnson Industries, we provide full servicing for all makes and models of brakes to ensure the safety and optimal performance of your industrial braking system. Whether we are verifying the clamping force of your brakes or performing an on-site brake inspection, there is a lot that goes into servicing your braking equipment. Here are a few of the most important areas that absolutely need to be checked when servicing your brakes.

Air Gaps

The air gap is a critical part of any brake system and should always be inspected when servicing your brakes. When inspecting, always be sure that the air gap is equal on both sides of the brake disc or brake drum—most brakes have centering screws that allow for adjustments. While some brakes by Johnson Industries feature automatic wear adjustment to keep the air gap constant between the linings and the disc or drum brake, it is still recommended to regularly inspect them. While not necessarily required, we still recommend routinely inspecting the air gap in your emergency brakes as well—even if they have not been used. 

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Brake Linkage Lubrication

Brake Linkage Lubrication

Brake linkage lubrication allows your brakes to reach full clamping force. By lubricating your brake linkage, you can ensure that your brakes are operating at maximum brake torque. Before applying lubrication, be sure to check for a build-up of debris or dirt which can lower your brake torque and prevent your brake system from working properly. Regularly clean any debris off of your brakes to ensure peak performance.

Lining Thickness

The lining on your brakes is what prevents your brakes from being damaged by metal on metal contact. The thickness of this lining should be routinely inspected to maintain the condition of your brakes. If the lining in your brake has become too thin, it will need to be replaced.

Johnson Industries: Specialists in Industrial Braking for Over 100 Years

If you need servicing for your industrial braking equipment, our team of specialists is here to help! In addition to our full-service brake system inspections, our factories also offer fabrication, machining, sandblasting, testing, and painting. Our team of experts can even manufacture hydraulic systems and electrical control systems if needed. We also offer on-site servicing where applicable.


Contact Johnson Industries’ servicing team today to book a servicing appointment for your industrial brake system!


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