Mechanical Power Transmission

Zero Backlash Brake targets indexing and positioning systems.

October 19, 2016

With 85 ms engagement response time, Model I-300 provides high dynamic torque of 5,300 lb-in. for backlash-free holding and emergency stopping on indexers and positioning systems. Spring engaged, air released power-off brake connects to shaft with tapered, keyless locking devices. Patented braking element locks and holds shaft in position without any displacement upon engagement or reversing of load. Suitable for horizontal or vertical mounting, brake is stackable to double braking torque. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Meritor® Opti-Lite Brake Drums feature lightweight drum options.

October 18, 2016

Suitable for line haul and weight-sensitive applications such as tankers, trailers and freight vehicles, Opti-Lite brake drums reduces vehicle weight by more than 200 pounds. Having the same base nomenclature as STEELite X30 with prefix 50 for product clarification, brake drums are offered in various wheel-end configurations for steer, drive and trailer axle applications. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

CINCINNATI to Launch New Fiber Laser and Portable Electric Press Brake at FABTECH 2016

August 26, 2016

AUGUST 23, 2016; HARRISON, OH; USA - Cincinnati® Incorporated (CI) a leading provider of built-to-order machine tools, announces its participation as an exhibitor at FABTECH 2016 (November 16-18, Las Vegas, NV). Located in booth C31102 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the exhibit will feature the company’s latest product lines - the CL-960 fiber laser, the MAXFORM high... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Permanent Magnet Brake has high-torque, zero backlash design.

May 2, 2016

Offering efficiency-optimized alternative to spring engaged brakes, PMB brakes come in 9 frame sizes, mount to motors and frames in any orientation (vertical, horizontal, and any angle in between), and have zero drag when energized. Hub is rigidly connected to shaft for zero radial movement between shaft and brake surface, allowing high-speed running without any noise, runs from 4–90 msec optimize response times. At 2 in. dia, PMB typically yields ~40 lb-in. static torque. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

EVS Metal Acquires Amada EG 6013 Power Press Brake with Automation for Riverdale, New Jersey Manufacturing Facility

April 13, 2016

Riverdale, NJ – EVS Metal, Inc., has added an extraordinary new fabrication system to their New Jersey manufacturing facility: the Amada EG 6013 Power Press Brake with Automation. This new bending machine features the world’s first dual servo-electric drive, allowing EVS to process parts with both high speed and high degrees of precision. The EG 6013 is especially impressive as it utilizes... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motor Brakes feature zero backlash design.

March 3, 2016

With Eclipse Servo Motor Brakes, no energy is consumed when brake is disengaged, unlike electrically released brakes that consume power continuously. Spring-engaged/air-released design keeps brake cool until it is needed and supports holding and E-stop applications. Supplied in square-shaped housing, brakes mount to shaft end of servo motors up to 20 hp, including NEMA 23, 34, and 42 frame sizes. Units offer torque range of 2–125 Nm with high torsional rigidity and no system wind-up. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Hazardous Duty Brakes employ oil shear technology.

March 1, 2016

Designed to meet Class I and Class II Div 2 specifications, MagnaShear™ Hazardous Duty Brakes offer spring set torque ratings from 3–900 lb-ft, and can be sized to correct torque independent of motor frame size or horsepower. Units include quick mount features for mounting to drive motors in NEMA frame sizes 56–405. Featuring modular design, brakes are totally enclosed from outside contaminants. Oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces, eliminating wear. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

New ZOOM Fiber Laser Highlights MC Machinery Systems' FABTECH Canada Booth

February 9, 2016

Wood Dale, IL – Don't miss the variety of products built and designed for fabricators in the MC Machinery Systems, Inc. booth, #713, at this year's FABTECH Canada, March 22-24 in Toronto. Meet with product experts and learn about our newest fiber laser technology as well as the tried-and-tested machinery fabricators have come to rely on in their shops. A New Addition to the Fiber... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Torque Brakes do not employ wearing components.

November 11, 2015

Available in three 24/80 V models with rated torque of 3, 6, and 12 Nm, PBZ magnetic particle brakes provide adjustable and precise torque control for automated packaging systems and similar applications. Self-contained magnetic particles slow, stop, hold, and restart system with repeatable accuracy. Torque is independent of slip speed and variable from 0 to rated torque, and engagement sped ensures accurate positioning without jolts or jerking. All 3 sizes have 400 rpm allowable rotation. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Wilke Enginuity Adds New Press Brake to Increase Bending Capabilities

September 14, 2015

Wilke Enginuity, located in Hanover, PA, recently added more capacity and capabilities to its expansive facility by installing a new AccurPress brake. The new machine holds tighter tolerances and provides greater bending consistency, especially for larger or longer parts. The new system is more efficient, with less setup time for processing each job.  Wilke’s engineers and estimators are... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

BRANNON STEEL Secures Nearly $2 Million in Process Machinery

July 7, 2015

BRANNON STEEL finalizes agreements to secure nearly $2 million in process machinery, associated equipment and training for its Brampton, Ontario manufacturing facility. First to arrive will be an NTC TLX-series 7000 watt laser cutting system capable of processing mild steel up to 50' x 14' x 1.25".  This combination of accuracy, consistency, power and a large cutting area makes the... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Backlash-Free Profiled Rail Brakes ensure maximum safety.

June 15, 2015

Available in 8 construction sizes, ROBA®-guidestop Safety Brakes are backlash-free clamping units for profiled rail guides that cover nominal holding forces from 5–34 kN. When operating with suspended loads, brakes stop movement safely and quickly should unintended fall or crash occur. Units are directly mounted onto masses to be held and work according to fail-safe principle. Integrated switching condition monitoring is provided with contactless proximity switch. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

You Wanted Them but Didn't Want to Wait: Thomson Switches its Popular SB Series Brakes Line to Fast Delivery Program

April 10, 2015

Deltran Clutch Brakes from Thomson makes high level, sophisticated brake solutions that can offer improved performance in a more compact form while using less power than many other alternatives. Models from its most popular SB Series brakes are now available within 24-48 hours. WOOD DALE, IL – Thomson Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion solutions, has introduced a... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products, Green & Clean

Meritor Demonstrates Global Axle and Brake Capabilities at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014

September 30, 2014

HANNOVER, Germany – Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) will showcase the versatility of its axles, brakes and drivelines for the global trucking industry at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 show Sept. 25-Oct. 2 in Hannover, Germany, booth 26 D12. Meritor will exhibit its global capabilities for light-, medium- and heavy- duty applications with regional specifications. "Industry... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Optics & Photonics

MC Machinery Systems to Debut Latest in Fiber Lasers and Large Press Brake at FABTECH 2014

September 15, 2014

Wood Dale, IL – MC Machinery Systems is taking its extensive line of laser and press brakes to FABTECH 2014, held Nov. 11-13 in Atlanta. Highlights of the MC Machinery booth #B-1925 will be the new NXF-4000 fiber laser, the eX CO2 laser, and several large-bed press brakes. Laser • The NXF-4000 fiber laser, the NXF40, packs 4kW of power, almost double the wattage of its 2012 predecessor. ... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Chicago Metal Fabricators Adds Accurpress 1500-ton x 30 FT Press Brake

June 13, 2014

Chicago – Chicago Metal Fabricators is pleased to announce that it has added a piece of equipment to its factory floor that will enable it to increase tonnage, enhance productivity, and shorten lead times. With the addition of an Accurpress 1500-ton press brake, CMF will stand in a better position to serve its customers with the latest technology in heavy-duty metal forming. The Accurpress... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Premiere for the North American Market: MESSRING Delivers Cutting-Edge Deceleration Crash Technology

May 28, 2014

Munich – Acceleration or deceleration? Or both? This question comes into play when engineers are planning a crash test facility and have to determine the most effective way of testing their vehicles and components. PMG Technologies, the firm responsible for managing the test facility for Transport Canada and for providing expert test services to international clients, has successfully... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Spring Applied Brake serves as safety brake for robotic arms.

April 4, 2014

Featuring low profile design to save space, BXR Spring Applied Brake may serve as emergency brake as well as holding brake. Unit is available with outer diameters from 3.287–7.280 in. and torque from 3.688–40.566 lb-ft. In event of power failure while using brake for robotic arms, compression springs engage and capture brake's rotor hub, immediately stopping arm movement. Additional features include single friction plate and smooth armature engagement that operates with no chatter. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments, Textile Industry Products

Torque Controller maintains constant web tension.

February 19, 2014

Suitable for applications in which precise tension control is not essential, EasyWeb™ Open-Loop Torque Controller provides taper tension to center-driven rewind or unwind operations. Web tension is regulated by controlling motor or brake torque based on varying levels of roll diameter. EasyWeb™ can accept signals from direct diameter sensor or calculate diameter using line and roll speed signals. With bright OLED display, user interface enables viewing in any light and from any angle. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

Press Brake features active hydraulic crowning capabilities.

December 16, 2013

Designed for American tool integration, CNC-synchronized Xact Press Brake can accommodate all types of punches and dies with appropriate adapters. Standard active hydraulic crowning capabilities deliver exact bend angles across entire bed length, while independently mounted precision linear scale encoders monitor ram position. Parallelism and ram movement are controlled to within ±0.0004 in. accuracy. Equipped with graphics-based DNC controller, Xact offers 2-D visualization of part processing. Read More