Press Release Summary:
Electrically released Series WR brakes engage when power is turned off or interrupted. Models WR-213, WR-198, and WR-180 feature torque capacities of 53, 35, and 4.43 lb-in., respectively. Brakes offer optional manual release and limit switch to disconnect power or arm warning circuit. Applications include conveyors, machine tools, robotics, hand held power tools, and personal mobility devices.
Original Press Release:
WR Brakes Provide Reliable, Fail-Safe Holding
o Three models available for variety of applications SOUTH BELOIT, Ill., September 13, 2002 - Warner Electric now offers the WR series of electrically-released, spring-set brakes for applications requiring low-torque, static holding capability. These applications include conveyors, machine tools, robotics, personal mobility devices (scooters, patient hoists and in-home stair-lifts), lawn mowers, handheld power tools, floor sweepers/cleaners and medical X-Y positioning equipment. "The WR brakes engage when power is turned off or interrupted, affording static holding in applications such as the parking brake on a scooter," says Ron Fenelon, product manager, Warner Electric. The WR-213 series is ideally suited for the powered wheelchair and scooter market with its optional manual release and microswitch. It has a 53 in.lb. torque capacity. The WR-198 series has a 35 in.lb. torque capacity and mounts by flange or magnet. The WR-180 series has a 4.43 in.lb. standard torque capacity and mounts by flange or magnet. Compact WR brakes offer an optional manual release and limit switch to disconnect power or arm a warning circuit. For more information about Warner Electric's WR brakes, visit the website at www.WarnerElectric.com, call (800) 234-3369 or fax (815) 389-6212. Write to Warner Electric, 449 Gardner St., South Beloit, IL 61080. Headquartered in South Beloit, IL, Warner Electric is a global supplier of industrial clutches, brakes, clutch/brake controls, tensioning systems, and sensors and switches. Warner Electric is a member of the Colfax Power Transmission Group, a world class marketing and manufacturing leader with hundreds of years of industrial manufacturing expertise. To find out more about Warner Electric's breakthroughs in clutch/brake technology, visit www.WarnerElectric.com or www.ColfaxPT.com.