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Our Storm Brakes

Johnson designs and manufactures a range of railway and rail mounted equipment products which ensure safety in the event of high winds or storms. Often referred to as Storm Brakes, the rail clamp models include rail head clamping and push down at the top of the rail.  We also offer rail brakes which grip the actual wheels of the crane.  Control systems for the Storm Brakes are offered in either hydraulic or electric versions.

Johnson rail clamps are offered in a variety of mounting arrangements including, Sill Beam, Truck End, and Flange mount.  It is typical to have a rail clamp or rail brake control system on each side of the crane to prevent long hydraulic hose distances.

  • Rail Clamps

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    SBC075 Sill Beam Mounted Rail Clamp

    75,000LB (333kN) Holding Force

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    Standard STC025 Truck End Mounted Rail Clamp

    25,000LB (111kN) Holding Force

    Rail Clamps:

    A variety of Storm Brakes (Rail Clamps) are available in a range of holding capacities 1000 to 150000 lbs [4.4kN to 667kN]. Mounting options include truck-end, sill-beam, and flange mounted designs. Features and options include custom mountings, coatings and materials, match drilled mating flange, dust tight or custom enclosures, and hand pumps for manual release. Power units can be separate, or integrated into the rail clamp enclosure.
  • Rail Brakes

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    Rigorous Q/A of all Rail Brakes is standard prior to shipping, shown here RB series

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    RB5000

    50,000LB (222kN) Holding Force

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    RB5000

    50,000LB (222kN) Holding Force

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    RB Series Sill Beam Mounted Rail Head Parking Brakes

    From 10,000LB (44kN) to 100,000LB (444kN) Holding Force

    Rail Brakes (Push Down type):

    A similar style of Storm Brake, Rail Brakes incorporate a hardened tool steel shoe, which is applied directly to the top of a rail head by spring force. Rail brakes are sill-mounted with shims and plated emergency release bolts. The spring stack can be varied to deliver the required holding force. Lubrication points are provided at the head/shoe mating surfaces. Features and options include a release indicating/interlock limit switch, special alloys, coatings and custom mountings.
  • Wheel Clamps and Brakes

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    WLB10B Side Plate Mounted Wheel Brake

    From 12,500LB (55kN) Dynamic Brake Force

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    WC100 Flange Mounted Wheel Clamp

    Rated at 10,000LB (44kN) Holding Force

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    Typical Wheel Brake

    Basic Design includes manual Release

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    Typical Wheel Clamp Mounting Arrangement

    Basic Design includes Manual Release

    Wheel Clamps

    Johnson Wheel Clamps and Wheel Brakes act directly on the wheel side flanges of rail mounted equipment. They can be fail safe, spring applied, or pressure applied. Wheel clamps are intended for emergency stopping and holding, and have hardened serrated shoes. Wheel brakes are similar to caliper brakes and are used for dynamic stopping and holding. A toggle linkage compensates for lining wear to provide constant braking force.
  • Wheel Grippers

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    WG2500 Wheel Grippers

    25,000LB (111kN) Holding Force

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    Our Wheel Grippers are a complete, field ready package, especially adapted to quickly and reliably secure rail cars

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    Wheel Grippers installed for a wheat dumping application

    Wheel Grippers for Rail Car Dumper Applications:

    The Wheel Gripper System is a ground-mounted, static braking system designed to grip and hold track-based equipment during activities such as rail car dumping.
  • Rail Grippers

    Tripper Gripper

     

    TRB003T Sill Beam Mounted Rail Gripper, Spring Set and Electrically Released
    Explosion Proof Version

    3,000LB (13kN) Holding Force

    Tripper Gripper – Rail Clamps:

    The Tripper Gripper Rail Clamp System is typically utilized on small cranes and trippers for position holding, emergency stopping, and / or emergency lock down. These Rail Clamps are offered in hydraulic, pneumatic, manual, and electric versions.
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