Mechanical Brakes

Mechanical Power Transmission

Flange Mounted Clutch-Brake has contamination preventing design.

August 4, 2016

Targeting food-production machine builders, BISSC-approved FMCBE (Flange Mounted Clutch-Brake Enclosed) suits any environment where cleanliness is of primary concern. Smooth nickel-plated finish resists corrosion; stainless steel, hex-head bolts do not have any exposed threads or sockets as to protect against bacteria build-up; and all machined mating surfaces are sealed with O-rings to prevent ingress of fluids. Single double-acting piston prevents simultaneous clutch and brake engagement. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Spring Engaged (Power Off) Brake features thin design.

July 26, 2016

Targeting OEM applications, Thin Spring Engaged Brake (TSEB) offers reversible mounting with shaft extending past brake or within brake body. Friction disc/rotor and hub are constructed from lightweight metal to allow lower inertia, while splined hub for shaft connections typically provides <1.5° backlash. Product is RoHS compliant and also features UL Class F insulated coil system. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Press Brake is available with 40 ton capacity rating.

May 26, 2016

Designed to bend parts at speeds up to 59 ipm, Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus compact electric press brake features 60 in. working length, precision 4-axis back gauge, and TOUCH-B 15 in. touchscreen CNC control. Latter facilitates setup and 2D creation/3D simulation. Coupling of electric ram and servomotors via 2 heavy-duty ball screws distributes force and tonnage evenly across working length, and ergonomic design features front support table that lets operator work in seated or standing position. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Electric Vacuum Pump for Brake Systems helps reduce car emissions.

May 19, 2016

Providing on-demand brake-system vacuum for high-efficiency gasoline engines, diesels, and turbo-/super-charged engines as well as hybrid or full-electric powertrains, UP5.0 meets vacuum requirements for brake boosters under demanding applications. Functionality helps car makers meet emissions marks while satisfying consumer demand for brake-pedal feel and performance. Increasing vehicle fuel efficiency 0.2–0.4 mpg, use of this pump can result in CO2 savings of up to 2 g CO2/km. 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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Small Motor Clutch/Brake provides precise repeatability, control.

March 7, 2016

Designed for fractional to 3 hp drives, Posidyne® size 1.5 totally enclosed clutch/brake has double C-Face mounted package and maximizes oil shear durability. Multiple-disc design promotes accuracy and enables up to 300/min cycle rates and 20,000,000–40,000,000 cycle life expectancy. While negating adjustment requirements, oil shear technology allows rapid and precise stopping, starting, reversing, speed change, and positioning. Explosionproof unit can be actuated by air or hydraulic pressure.
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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

Mechanical Power Transmission

SEPAC MSEB Spring Engaged Brake Delivers Results.

January 15, 2016

Designed for dry operation, MSEB Series comes in 9 frame sizes and supports 24, 90, and 190 Vdc operation; 48 Vdc is available upon request. Handle enables manual release of brake when power is not available, and other features include torque adjustment collar and UL Class F insulated coil assembly. While steel plates and forged/cast steel coil housings promote heat dissipation, friction material extends life and minimizes fade. Splined hub for shaft connections provides <1.5° typ backlash. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Profile Rail Brakes provide high load-holding force.

December 11, 2015

Available in sizes from 15–65 mm, Generation II Profile Guide Rail Brakes provide fast engagement at 0.049–0.230 seconds and static holding force to 764 lb. Spring-engaged/air-released units offer stiffness and eliminate vibration in linear drives. Large clearance between brake and rail compensates for installation misalignment. With low backlash, maintenance-free brakes are suited for power-off, e-stop, and position holding applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Two-Phase Stepper Motor incorporates electromagnetic brake.

November 18, 2015

Preassembled with built-in, power-off activated electromagnetic brakes, 1.8° and 0.9° PKP Series includes configurations featuring bipolar and unipolar windings and 1.38, 1.65, and 2.22 in. frame sizes. When power is accidentally cut off, electromagnetic brake holds load in position to prevent movement. At standstill, motor can be held by electromagnetic brake that can also be used to suppress heat generated from motor by switching off motor current and using brake as holding function. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Magnetic Particle Brakes target clean room environments.

October 27, 2015

Available in shafted or thru bore models, MP-B Series provides torque ranges from 0.4–8,851 lb-in. Magnetic particle brakes deliver smooth, repeatable performance with silent operation and are suitable for applications that require torque independent of speed. Offering long, maintenance-free service life, space-saving units are available as standalone brakes or with optional passive or forced air cooling. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

ZF TRW's Innovative Integrated Brake Control System to Launch in High Volume in 2018

October 13, 2015

LIVONIA, Mich. • The Integrated Brake Control system will be implemented in high volume by a major vehicle manufacturer • Combines conventional braking components and functional control into a single unit offering enhanced performance across a full range of light duty vehicles • Will help meet increased requirements for fuel efficiency/CO(2), advanced safety systems such as... Read More

Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Disc Brake Rotors ensure silent brake operation.

October 8, 2015

Designed to deliver motorsports performance in wide range of everyday road vehicles, HELLA Pagid High Carbon Rotors deliver maximum density for silent brake operation. Rotors are coated to ensure corrosion protection and provide optimized heat transfer for cooler running brake system. Friction consistency minimizes risk of stress cracks and permanent deformation. Using tightest run out specifications possible, rotors minimize pad knock back and judder. 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

Mechanical Power Transmission

MagnaShear Motor Brakes Hold Consistent Depth on Hoist Ladder with No Maintenance or Adjustment Required

August 19, 2015

To be Featured in SNAME booth #321 Workboat Show booth #751 Fairfield, OH — The MagnaShear motor brake from Force Control Industries employs oil shear technology, providing longer service life even in demanding dredging applications like hoist ladders, cutterhead ladders, and more. Proven oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces  thereby eliminating wear on... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Electric Spring Applied Brake is suited for robotic arms.

May 26, 2015

Able to reduce cantilevered load on robotic arms, 6,000 rpm max-rated BXR-LE offers static friction torque range from 0.236–0.973 lb-ft and operating over -4 to 140°F ambient range. Size and weight promote machine design efficiency. With accompanying voltage controller, power consumption is stepped down to 7 Vdc after split second of 24 Vdc for brake actuation. Additional features include minimized heat generation and servo motor face mounting capability. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Magnetek to Display Control Products at AISTech Conference and Exposition

April 15, 2015

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), a leading provider of digital power and motion control systems, will be exhibiting at AISTech 2015 Iron Steel Technology Conference and Exposition being held at the Cleveland Convention Center, May 4-7. The Company will display selected products from its broad range of digital and motion controls, including variable frequency drives, heavy... 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

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Magnetek to Exhibit at Port and Terminal Technology Conference and Exhibition

April 1, 2015

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Magnetek, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAG), a leading provider of power control solutions to the material handling industry, will be exhibiting at the 7th International Port Terminal Technology Conference and Exhibition being held April 21-22 in Miami. Magnetek offers a variety of adjustable frequency drives, shoe and disc brakes, motors, and radio remote controls, which can easily... Read More