Zero-Torque Cam and Keeper

Powerbrace offers a unique design in one family of cams and keepers that feature zero torque, with the cam closing in an over-center position so it wedges more tightly closed when pressure is applied against it This provides extra protection from a door flying open when a load shifts against the door. A Unique Cam…

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Testing Capabilities of Powerbrace & Miner

Thorough Testing Assures Quality Products Powerbrace Corporation is dedicated to the best possible quality of all of its products. To achieve that end, we perform in-house testing of a variety of products. In addition, a large and well-equipped testing lab is located at Miner Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of Powerbrace. At this Research and…

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Painting Over Galvanized Steel

Six-Step Process Painting over galvanized steel provides excellent protection when done properly. Know the age of the galvanized steel Inspect the galvanized coating Clean the galvanized surface Surface profiling Using primers Apply surface coating The galvanizing on Powerbrace products provides a long-lasting protective coating. (See Hot-Dip Galvanizing.) However, some customers may want to paint galvanized…

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Magnetism in Stainless Steel

Many people have mistakenly used a magnet to test whether a metal is stainless steel. Is stainless steel magnetic? The answer is sometimes, yes and sometimes, no. According to the ASM lnternational’s handbook, Stainless Steels, ‘The magnetic behavior of stainless steels varies considerably, ranging from nonmagnetic in fully austenitic grades, to permanent magnetic behavior, to…

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Hot-Dip Galvanizing

Many carbon steel parts from Powerbrace Corporation are coated with zinc in a process to provide maximum protection from corrosion. Zinc can be applied to steel parts by electroplating, painting, or hot-dipping, also called galvanizing. Hot-dip galvanizing, where the part is dipped into a bath of molten zinc, provides the thickest coating. Powerbrace Coats to…

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Glide-Pro™ Hinges for Any Application

Adaptable to Your Unique Needs Powerbrace offers hinges in a variety of sizes, thicknesses and strengths offering many advantages: Different hinges to suit different needs Interchangeability of hinges with same mounting holes Hinges made of four materials for different applications Break-away hinge styles to protect doors Extensive R&D testing of hinges Download Glide-Pro™ Hinges for Any…

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Glide-Pro™ Hinge Wear

Glide-Pro™ Hinge Wear Powerbrace Corporation’s Glide-Pro™ heavy-duty hinges are designed with a patented key bearing made of impact­-modified nylon. These hinges are designed with top-quality materials so they could well outlast the life of your trailer. Download Glide-Pro™ Hinge Wear Technical Bulletin Glide-Pro Hinge Advantages Glide-Pro extruded aluminum hinges have a flanged (keyed) bearing to…

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Weld-Pro™ Lockrod Assembly Kits

All the components to your custom kit are included in one all-inclusive package. Custom Manufactured Factory-assembled lockrods built to your exact length specifications with both cams and riveted handle assembly factory welded. Just add mounting hardware. Top End Loose Manufactured lockrod with bottom cam and riveted handle assembly factorywelded in place. Simply cut to length,…

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How to Order a Powerbrace Lockrod

Required Information Because of the wide variations in trailer doors, we need special information from you when you order lockrods. To make sure that you receive the proper lockrods for your needs, we require the following information: Order Example Typical Lockrod Order Model:HV-SHHand:RHCam Center Length:110.56″Lever Height:14″Finish:Hot-dip GalvanizedQuantity:4 Model This is the lockrod model that you…

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