The all new Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake is a versatile, pressure sensitive USB simulator handbrake using load cell technology. Using Heusinkveld elastomer springs, it has a firm and adjustable progressive feel with up to 22kg of force at the lever (120kg load cell). Complete freedom to create custom output curves with Heusinkveld SmartControl. Adjustable horizontal or vertical lever with fine-tune adjustment. Comes with an optional adapter plate with yaw adjustment for aluminium profiles.
When rallying or drifting, you want full control.
The new Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake is a highly adjustable, pressure sensitive USB handbrake using load cell technology. A wide range of options to set your preferred mechanical feel, complete freedom to shape the output curve using Heusinkveld SmartControl. A versatile, high quality handbrake system.
Designed with CAD and FEA, all structural parts are CNC precision laser cut steel with a bead blasted or fine-structured powder coat finish. It is strong, stiff and durable.
Our new Sim Handbrake has retained the overall lever dimensions of its predecessor, yet can handle a higher force and does this with a much more compact base. This makes installation in your simulator much easier.
The Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake features a wide range of mechanical adjustments to set the handbrake up to your liking.
A 2-stage spring system provides resistance when pulling the lever. An initial metal coil spring simulates the pad-to-disc gap and/or slack on the handbrake cable. The travel and preload on this spring are adjustable. You can also remove this initial coil spring if you wish to do so.
The main loading on the brake is simulator by compressing the Heusinkveld proprietary elastomers, giving an unprecedented progressive brake feel. A total of 3 elastomers are provided in order to set a soft, medium or stiff handbrake feeling.
The lever can be set in a horizontal or vertical position. Per position there is a fine-tune adjustment up to 26 degrees to set the exact position of the lever.
If you use the included optional adapter plate (which allows for easy mounting onto aluminium profiles), you have up to 22,5 degrees of freedom to set the yaw of the handbrake. This can greatly enhance the ergonomics of your simulator, allowing you to pull the handbrake straight towards you from a multitude of mounting positions.
Sensors & Output
The lever actuates a 120kg load cell, resulting in up to 22kg of actual force measured at the lever. The measurement of the handbrake force is linear. Using Heusinkveld SmartControl software, you have complete freedom to set custom non-linear output curves.
The electronics of the handbrake are integrated inside the handbrake base. The system as a whole has passed EMC compliance testing, guaranteeing a stable output signal. A USB cable is supplied with every handbrake in order to connect it to your pc.
The Sim Handbrake comes with a powerful configuration tool allowing you to set up your handbrake in ways not previously possible: SmartControl. SmartControl allows for instant mapping of (non-linear) output curves, deadzone and handbrake force.
These adjustments can be made without having to recalibrate the handbrake (including iRacing). All settings can be saved into profiles, which can be loaded again in a few mouse clicks.