If you’ve ever tried tensioning wire with a sub-par brake, you will recall the panic when the line starts surging and you have difficulty maintaining tension, a scenario most often experienced because the tensioning brake was made from steel components that have rusted in place.
Our all-bronze tensioning brake does not rust and offers precision braking that is guaranteed to be smooth and controlled by our patented ventilated bronze disc braking system. Components are modular for easy serviceability. The 16″ Ventilated bronze disc rotor of our standard Model 1602 brake is machined from a single casting providing the industry’s best performance for distribution wire stringing, and is available on trailers, frames and as a retrofit to existing equipment.
Our versatile Take-Up Retriever integrates with any Sauber brake without modification. This enhancement is designed to pull through short spans of new conductor and salvage wire. Optional hydraulically activated calipers are ideal for remotely controlling braking tension on elevated platforms. Multiple reels can be controlled from a single operator’s station. With 2600 ft-lbs of torque controlled by a full feathering valve, this tool changes normally back braking work into a faster and safer operation.