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Walking frame retarder

  • Sophie Morrison
  • National
  • SS 04-05 2006
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Walking frame retarderA common problem with walking frames is ‘running away’. Where a brake is fitted it is usually not suitable for controlling speed – what is required is a constant preset retarding force.

This device uses a contoured roller, spring loaded onto the tyre. The ‘conflict’ of varying velocity ratio across the width of the roller gives rise to a servo action increasing the retarding force. The Tufnol roller is not lubricated and ensures consistent resistance.

The client feels safer user the walking frame.

Southend & District

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