Caliper Brake has compact footprint.

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Compact, single post, spring-actuated Air Champ® VC500 works with discs of various sizes and does not reduce brake torque over life of friction facings due to rear amplifier linkage design. Product ships completely assembled and ready to install. It operates at 60 psi and is suited for automotive conveyor systems, converting machines, conveyors and conveying equipment, heavy-duty machinery, and printing presses with e-stop applications.

Original Press Release:

Compact Footprint Leaves Big Impression

(Vadnais Heights, Minn. - July 30, 2003) Nexen Group, Inc., today announced their new Air Champ® VC500 Caliper Brake. The VC500 is a compact, single post, spring-actuated caliper brake that provides high braking torque and works with discs of various sizes.

Nexen's VC500 has a compact footprint area, which is ideal for installations where space is a premium. Customers can expect zero reduction in brake torque over the life of the friction facings due the rear amplifier linkage design. The VC500 does not require any additional assembly, it's completely assembled and ready to install. The unit operates at 60 PSI, which allows facilities with limited air pressure to operate the brake without difficulty.

It's ideal for automotive conveyors systems, large converting machines, conveyors and conveying equipment, and heavy-duty machinery. Printing presses with e-stop applications can also benefit from the VC500 Caliper Brake.

Nexen is a leading manufacturer of brakes, clutches, servo motor and linear motion brakes, torque limiters, overload protection devices, and web tension control systems for a variety of industrial applications ranging from motion control and robotics to packaging and material handling. With headquarters in Vadnais Heights, Minn., Nexen has more than 40 worldwide sales offices and more than 1,500 worldwide distributor sales outlets. For more information on Nexen's line of motion control products, contact:

Bobbi J. Jensen
Marketing Communications
560 Oak Grove Parkway
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

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