The Gen 2 packaged electromagnetic clutch/brake modules present several enhanced performance and appearance features compared to the original C-Face design. The internal component mounting and external housing fin design raise heat dissipation, so stop/start frequencies are more effective, and the input-to-output axis alignment reduces vibration, noise and wear. Using integrated custom mounting bolts for installation, the conduit box is located right on top of the unit, so orientation across the product line is more consistent. Optional cover kits are available that translate vented units into fully enclosed modules that keep contaminants out and wear particles in, so they operate cleanly and quietly, according to the company’s press release.
The fit and wiring requirements of the unit remain the same, so they are compatible to replace C-Face models in sizes 50-180. For users transitioning from previous models to the Gen 2 line, the company has created tools such as a Gen 2 website (www.warnerelectricgen2.com), an interactive training program, a part conversion tool and an updated e-catalog to help phase in the conversion process.