New BXW Spring Applied Brakes Reduce Idling Wear in Articulating Joints

Press Release Summary:

  • Features 0.88 ft. lb. – 0.369 ft. lb. brake torque, 1.457 in. to 2.953 in. outer diameter and Temperature ranging from -10°C to - 40°C
  • Comes with optional release lever that allows for manually releasing the brake from a hold position when restarting the servo motor and the robot’s operation
  • Offers handle rotating speed up to 5,000 rpm and are ideal for servo motor driven robotic arms

Original Press Release:

Static/Dynamic Braking Robot Arms Are Features Of Latest Model Miki Pulley BXW Spring Applied Brakes

Plymouth, Minnesota: Miki Pulley announces successful multiple robot applications for its line of BXW spring applied brakes. Featuring an optional manual release lever, these are heavy duty brakes designed for larger robotic arm applications. With brake, hold or brake and hold functions, these specialty brakes insure braking functions. This is important in the event of power failure to protect the robot from a system collision. The BXW brake prevents mechanical system collapse, costly equipment damage and manufacturing downtime.

The brake’s optional release lever allows for manually releasing the brake from a hold position when restarting the servo motor and the robot’s operation.

Miki Pulley BXW brakes handle rotating speed up to 5,000 rpm. Ideal for servo motor driven robotic arms, they have a robust design with compression springs that engage and capture the brake’s rotor hub immediately stopping arm movement. The single friction plate design provides fast response in high cycle applications. BXW brakes also reduce idling wear in articulating joints because of their heavy duty design.

Another important design feature -- the brake’s armature engagement is smooth, quiet, and operates with no chatter. 

BXW operating specifications are:
Brake torque: 0.88 ft. lb. – 0.369 ft. lb. (0.12 Nm – 5.2 Nm)
Brake outer diameter: 1.457 in. to 2.953 in. (37 mm – 75 mm)
Ambient Temperature: 14°F - 104°F (-10℃ - 40℃)

For more information about Miki Pulley brakes for robotic arms, call Jon Davidson at 800-533-1731. Email: jdavidson@mikipulley-us.com Miki Pulley US Sales Office, 13200 Sixth Avenue North, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441-5509. Fax: 763-546-8260.

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