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Series 1602 Tensioning Brake

16″ Ventilated bronze disc rotor machined from a single casting provides the industry’s best performance for distribution wire stringing. Available on trailers, frames and as a retrofit to existing equipment. (Shown with available hydraulic power source.)

Specifications

1602 Series Tensioning Brakes are available in the following standard configurations. Special adaptations and engineered alternatives are also available from your account representative. All configurations include brakes, bronze saddles and reel bars. Please specify desired distance between uprights when ordering.

ModelDescription
1602 Tensioning Brake A-FrameA-Frame uprights for semi-permanent installation in existing trailers
1602-U Tensioning Brake w/ UprightsProvides 36"H uprights for weld-in trailer installation
1602-K Tensioning Brake Only KitFor installation on customer provided uprights
1602-P Pickup Bed A-FrameA-Frame uprights for installation over pickup bed wheel housings
1602-R Rail Mount BrakeInstalls on existing flat or pipe trailer rails (please specify)
1612 Single Reel Modular FrameSelf-supporting frame for installation in existing trailers or flatbeds
1612-A Add on ModuleCombines w/ Model 1612(s) to create multi reel, self-supporting frames

Crew productivity can be enhanced with the addition of optional equipment shown below. These items are also available on a trial basis. Contact your account representative for details.

Hardware

16″ Ventilated 415B Aluminum-Bronze disc w/ stainless steel and Almag mechanical tensioning adjustment assembly. Adjustment wheel equipped w/ fine threads. 3000 ft-lbs torque delivered by self-moderating rubber insert bushing (U.S. Patent # 4,325,552). Disc/hub machined from one casting to ensure exact alignment. 5/16″ Diameter chamfered clean out holes provided in radial pattern along both sides of disc. MG-Bronze bolt-together housing w/ free-axis MG-Bronze caliper and stainless steel pivot pins. RF-38 Non-asbestos brake material w/ 48 sq-in combined pad area. Knurled pad holder surface to maximize coefficient of friction between pad and holder casting.

Reel Bar

2 1/4″ 8000 lbs galvanized reel bar w/ AL-Bronze positioning collar w/ lifting hook. Cast steel power arm w/ lifting hook disengages from brake w/o disturbing tension setting. Dove-tail connection between brake and reel bar w/ MG-Bronze reel bar saddles. Self-retaining bronze latch pin (U.S. Patent # 5,228,656) locks reel bar in saddle.

Performance

Capable of tensioning 5000′ of wire at full braking torque up to 18 RPM. Operating ambient temperature range of -20 to +105 degrees Fahrenheit Rotor and pad surface to withstand temperatures up to 525 degrees Fahrenheit. Average pad life at 50% of maximum torque and speed is 4500 revolutions – approximately 10 miles w/ 48″ diameter reel.

Warranty

10 Year Structural, Parts & Labor on all Sauber Manufactured components. 3 Year total Parts & Labor Coverage. All warranty support will be provided directly from Sauber Mfg. Co. w/ Customer Labor Reimbursement @ $65/hour. A credit memo will be issued for claims under $400 and can be applied to a credit card.

Productivity Options

Hydraulic Calipers

Provides means to remotely activate line tension while retaining manual control capability via tensioning adjustment wheel. Includes P12-SR single acting hand pump w/ .069 cu-in displacement and 9 cu-in reservoir. Connected to 1.5″ bore x 2″ stroke caliper actuation cylinder via 15’L x .25″ID hydraulic hose.

Model 1000 Take-Up/ Retriever

1300 ft-lbs torque @ 1500 PSI. Full feathering, bi-directional valve provides 18 RPM @ 8 GPM. Single lever MG-Bronze hub disengagement from braking unit when not required. Nothing to disassemble. Holds line tension and dumps to tank in neutral. Reel bar extension provided for attaching Capstan Coupler. MG-Bronze motor housing and Almag chain cover. 55 lbs.

Model 1000-T Turbo Retriever

2600 ft-lbs torque @ 2250 PSI. Full feathering, bi-directional valve provides 17 RPM @ 8 GPM. Single lever MG-Bronze hub disengagement from braking unit when not required. Nothing to disassemble. Holds line tension and dumps to tank in neutral. Reel bar extension provided for attaching Capstan Coupler. MG-Bronze motor housing and Almag chain cover. 71 lbs.

Model 1000-2S 2-Speed Retriever

2600 ft-lbs torque @ 17 RPM and 1300 ft-lbs torque @ 34 RPM – 2250 PSI/8 GPM input. Manual speed/torque control actuation. Single lever MG-Bronze hub disengagement from braking unit when not required. Nothing to disassemble. Holds line tension and dumps to tank in neutral. Reel bar extension provided for attaching Capstan Coupler. MG-Bronze motor housing and Almag chain cover. 80 lbs.

Flow Divider

Hydraulic 3-section flow divider provides division of three equal flows at full system pressure. All Retrievers can be run simultaneously and independently without affecting speed or pressure to other units. Maximum section pressure differential is 1000 PSI. Maximum speed of each retriever is based on one-third total flow output of hydraulic power source.

Multi-Reel Applications

One unit installed each location. Full feathering, bi-directional, centralized valves provide available speed and torque to any single retriever.

Capstan Coupler

Model 8230 coupler attaches to reel bar via quick pin and provides a standard 2 7/16″ bayonet shaft allowing the use of all standard capstans and take-up reels – 21 lbs.

Almag Capstan

Model 8102 General Purpose capstan w/ stainless steel spring. 7 1/4″ Diameter w/ 5000 lbs cap – 21 lbs.