Hilco Motion Control – Braking System

The Hilliard Corporation is a world leader in industrial braking technology. Hilliard braking systems has a proven track record of performance, reliability and value to our customers. Hilliard Corporation offers an entire range of industrial modular brakes, caliper brakes, rail and disk brakes, electric brakes and products such as power units, mounting brackets, and discs and hubs. Choose from our complete line of fail-safe and active braking systems to meet the needs of your specific application.

With more than 110 years of experience, put Hilliard’s industrial brakes to work for your specific application or industry.


Modular brakes offer a split caliper design to achieve greater braking torques. These hydraulically applied or spring applied brake control systems are suitable for applications with a minimum disc thickness of ½ in. and up. Best used for static or dynamic applications.


Hilliard caliper brakes offer an arm style caliper designed to accept a large selection of Hilliard thrusters: pneumatic applied, spring applied or hydraulic applied brake control systems are suitable for a broad line of heavy duty industrial applications.


Hilliard MK Guide Rail Brakes are designed for use on elevators, cranes, conveyors or other devises requiring a spring applied, electromagnetically released brake. This is direct acting braking system designed for holding duty and emergency stopping for guide rail or brake disc applications. The patented MK brake incorporates an electromagnetic coil that uses a voltage dropping circuit to minimize current draw and heat when brake is released.

MK Rail and Disc Brakes are direct acting with only one moving part. Can be configured for various rail or disc thickness. Easy to install, manual release bolts included. Equipped with microswitch for monitoring brake status.


The BRAKEBOSS line of power units are industrial brake control systems designed to operate a wide range of brake systems in demanding applications such as mining, material handling, power generation and steel. Built to withstand harsh environmental condition, BRAKEBOSS consist of three levels, from basic on/off operation to computer controlled braking.


We offer a comprehensive range of standard Brake Discs, manufactured from either ductile iron castings or carbon steel. Stainless steel and other special materials are also available. Hilliard stand disc hubs are supplied with parallel or tapered bores and keywayed to accommodate customer requirements.


Hilliard supplies standard and custom brake caliper mounting kits and brackets for use with all Hilliard brake models.

Fabricated of welded steel construction with painted finish, Hilliard mounting bracket models are available to accommodate from one to eight calipers per disc. Hilliard can also supply non-standard disc and hub sizes to meet your specific applications.


  • Mining
  • Amusement/Stage Equipment
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes
  • Lifts/Elevators
  • Marine/Shipping
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Renewable Energy
  • Steel Industry
  • Winches