The pawl operating cradle, with its high center of gravity,
instantly causes the pawl to engage with the ratchet when
the shaft on which it is mounted tries to reverse. This cradle,
resting on brake lining covered hubs, continuously maintains
the pawl in a disengaged position when the shaft is rotating
in the normal operating direction.
This backstop is designed for slow speed shafts and should
be mounted on the conveyor head shaft. It is not recommended
for bucket elevators.
IMPORTANT Pawl must be mounted on horizontal base.
When ordering, specify diameter of holdback, bore and keyseat.
NOTE:The Machine Shop will not knowingly
sell or recommend a holdback for use on a ski lift or other
conveyance that transports people.