Vertical Brakes

Magnetek offers a vertical design of its AIST 300M Mill Duty Shoe Brake. The vertical MBT brake is a great fit when space is restricted by related machinery, structural components, or worker access requirements where a standard horizontal brake does not fit. The thruster is mounted above the brakewheel rather than on one side. The vertically mounted brake meets the same requirements as our horizontal MBT brakes and delivers the same rated torque with minimal maintenance and downtime.

Features & Benefits

Like all of our mill duty shoe brakes, the vertical MBT brake features fabricated steel construction and is designed for use in heavy-duty environments. Applications for mill duty shoe brakes include steel mills, stacker reclaimers, shiploaders, port cranes, shipyard cranes, offshore drilling rigs, missile assembly cranes, incinerator cranes, and large gantry cranes.


  • TYPE MBTV — 3 PH. AC
  • Fast response — standard units 2,000 cycles per hour
  • Spring applied and electrically released
  • Continuously rated service < 40°C
  • Class F insulation
  • AC supplies: 208, 230, 460, 575/3Ph/60 Hz


  • Auto-adjuster for lining wear
  • Adjustable external torque spring with calibrated indicator
  • Externally adjustable, stepless time delays in both directions; set and release
  • Braketronic Controller
  • Nitride Corrosion Protection
  • Latching hand release
  • Up to 3 limit switches to indicate brake position
  • DC supplies: 250V
  • 50 Hz Actuators