Linear Guides offer manual brake option.
March 18, 2011 -
Available for UtiliTrak Linear Guides, carriage brakes offer 2-component assembly solution for manually securing carriage to rail in confined spaces. Brake system is available in 4 sizes with anodized aluminum body for corrosion resistance. Components are positioned below carriage's payload mounting surface to minimize interference, and angular position of handle arm can be adjusted to any position without affecting brake engagement status or level of braking force.
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P.O. Box 1109, 2104 Martin Way
Pittsburg, CA, 94565 0209
Bishop -Wisecarver Announces New Brake System for Compact Linear Guides
Manual braking system enhances user ability of popular UtiliTrak® product line
Pittsburg, CA -- Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation, manufacturer of the original DualVee® guide wheel and industry leader in guided motion technology, announced today the addition of compact carriage brakes to its popular UtiliTrak linear guide product line. This new option offers a simple two-component assembly solution for manually securing a carriage to rail in confined spaces.
"This compact brake system is ideal for applications with limited access", said Nigel Watson, Engineering Manager at Bishop-Wisecarver. "Coupled with a hard anodized aluminum body, the brake system provides excellent corrosion resistance, good braking action, and long life."
The brake fixture can easily be retro-fitted by the end-user to existing applications or factory pre-assembled on new systems, and is available in four sizes. A second brake assembly can be installed at the opposite end of the wheel plate for added braking strength.
Brake system components are positioned below the carriage's payload mounting surface to minimize interference, and the angular position of the handle arm can be adjusted to any position without affecting the brake engagement status or level of braking force.
For more information about the UtiliTrak brake system from Bishop-Wisecarver, visit www.bwc.com. For live news and updates, follow Bishop-Wisecarver online at www.twitter.com/bwcnews.
Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation has remained one of the most respected names in guided motion technology since 1950. The San Francisco Bay Area company manufactures, stocks, and distributes guided motion components and systems for linear, rotary and curved track applications. Bishop-Wisecarver products are used worldwide in industries such as packaging, medical device manufacturing, wood processing, food processing, and semi-conductor fabrication.