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The Latest in Clutch & Brake TechnologyMaking the Smart Choice in PT Components: The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications
By Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor
In order to specify a clutch or brake for any industrial application, you start by making inquiries like a hardboiled detective. The job is all about asking the right questions. Is the brake or clutch smart? Is it suitable for the application? Will the component provide the longevity and durability the end customer is looking for? How will it run under certain environments or operating conditions? PTE has talked to some of the key clutch/brake providers to see what products and technologies are in demand as we enter the next phase of smart manufacturing.
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Tiny Torque Limiters, Brakes & Clutches
Ten new models from Mach III provide solutions for tight space, small shaft applications. Available with 2 week lead times, bored and keyed to fit the shaft size you specify up to 1/2 inch or 12 mm. All models can be customized. See website for full specs and downloadable 3D models.
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Electromagnetic Particle Brakes & Clutches
Whether you are looking for an electromagnetic braking system, a magnetic brake, particle brake, electromagnetic powder brakes, clutches and torque limiters, electro-magnetic clutches, or more, Andantex USA offers the complete line of Merobel™ high quality brakes and clutches. In addition to our web tension controllers and electronics, sensors and transducers.
Helical Worm Gearmotors & Speed Reducers
Our helical worm gear reducers are offered in 6 sizes, with torque capacities up to 1,300 Nm, input power capacities from 0.16 to 10 HP, gear ratios from 3:1 to 3400:1, and efficiencies of up to 90%. Multiple input options include integral gear motors, inch or metric shafts, NEMA, IEC, and servo motor adapters.
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