Our products in use
Public transport: Rail and tram
Our brake pads for trams are a safety-relevant component and reduce respectively remove odours and noise emissions. They stand for a long service life, low flammability, a self-extinguishing mechanism and high rust resistance. Moreover, our products are also used for mountain-, cogwheel-, suspension railways, and funiculars, as well as for elevators and different types of lifts and hoisting devices. FURKA is one of the leading manufacturers for band brake linings for cogwheel railways.
Elevators and drive technology
Selecting suitable materials for processing reliable friction and sliding linings for a specific application is an important prerequisite for the mechanical drive technology to work perfectly. In many cases, maintenance intervals can be reduced, maintenance costs saved and expensive machine breakdowns be minimised.
Mechanical and plant engineering
We manufacture the most varied combinations of materials as well as individual designs to meet our customers specifications. Our components are, for example, used in drive motors, gearboxes, generators as well as in machines for the agricultural- and textile industry.
Extremely thermally and mechanically stressed, exposed to environmental influences such as temperature, water and all kinds of dust and dirt, or greasy and oily operating environments, we have the right covering for your application.
Friction linings are used in a wide range of applications: Either for tiny shaft brakes, as mini brake linings in switch drives for high- and mediumvoltage switching systems or for large brake plates which are responsible for safely bringing generators to a halt. By using 200 different raw materials, we are continuously developing new compositions so that we can
meet customers specific requirements.
The Furka generator lining qualities are suitable for all generator braking applications under the most extreme conditions. They are low-wear and have a long service life.