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1 The Search for Intelligent Brakes (Fall 2007)

Th e Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek, CA is a joint venture between the University of California Berkeley and the SETI Institute of Mountain View, CA. SETI has hired Minex Engineering of Antioch, CA to help with the design and installation of state-of-the-art drives and controls for the antenna array.

2 Controlling Backlash in Mammography Systems (April 2017)

Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.

3 (Material) Moving into the Future (June 2011)

a custom hydraulic brake system from Mico Inc. aid in the development of specialized material handling equipment.

4 Force Control Assists in Helicopter Transmission Overhaul (December 2017)

Oil shear brake technology is the key to quick and reliable test stand development.

5 Industry News (March 2018)

The complete Industry News section from the March 2018 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

6 Making the Smart Choice in PT Components (April 2018)

The Latest Clutch & Brake Technology Looks at Reliability, Cost and Design Specifications.

7 Soft Drink Solutions (December 2009)

Servo system from Bosch-Rexroth helps create more efficient beverage palletizer.

8 Lightweight, Highly Efficient Drive System (February 2017)

This paper presents a joint project conducted by Ashwoods Electric Motors and Oerlikon Fairfield that uses planetary drives with an integrated electric motor. Current solutions used in production of off-highway vehicles rely upon large, heavy and inefficient brushed DC or induction motors, coupled to a planetary gearbox. This presents a number of challenges to the vehicle designers such as: limited vehicle range, limited space around the motor/drivetrain, and motor durability. The proposed integrated system utilizes an Oerlikon Fairfield Torque Hub, widely used in off-highway vehicles, and the Ashwoods first-to-market, interior permanent magnet motor. How these products are integrated, i.e. incorporating a brake solution, represents a market-changing product. Using interior permanent magnet (IPM) technology in the motor design means the motor can be up to 70% lighter, 70% smaller and 20% more efficient than traditional motors used in off-highway traction applications.

9 Space Shuttle Rudder-Speed Brake Actuator (October 2015)

The U.S. Space Shuttle fleet was originally intended to have a life of 100 flights for each vehicle, lasting over a 10-year period, with minimal scheduled maintenance or inspection. The first space shuttle flight was that of the Space Shuttle Columbia (OV-102), launched April 12, 1981. The disaster that destroyed Columbia occurred on its 28th flight, February 1, 2003, nearly 22 years after its first launch.

10 Blocks (Around the Clock) (August 2011)

Reading Rock manufactures concrete blocks - the kind that were probably used to build the schools that you attended. With employees working three shifts six to seven days a week, they make plenty of them.

11 Industry News (December 2013)

The complete Industry News section from the December 2013 issue of Power Transmission Engineering.

12 Braking Toward the Future (August 2012)

In the past decade, electrohydraulic braking systems--including ABS and traction control--have grown increasingly popular, due largely to the vehicle design flexibility and performance advantages they offer. The industry has seen several other instances of intelligent machine controls, unrelated to braking, over the years as well. But what all of these technologies have typically had in common is that they’ve existed as standalone, point-to-point functions that have not been integrated together. The present and future of braking is all about taking the next logical step--getting fully connected and finding ways to embed intelligence throughout a machine.

13 No Time to Kill for Barge Operation (August 2014)

The scene is serene and picturesque. Sunshine reflects off the light chop of the Ohio River, as a barge winds its way into view. While those driving along Louisville’s River Road may be inclined to reach for a camera to capture this idyllic scene, the mood at Nugent Sand Company is anything but tranquil.

14 Braking the Cycle (August 2015)

Tucked away in the southwest quadrant of the state of Georgia, amid stately pine stands, pecan farms and cotton fields, sits Oak Crest Lumber.

15 It Doesn't End Here (December 2016)

This issue, we're pleased to present our annual Buyers Guide. It's our comprehensive directory of suppliers of mechanical components, including gears, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes, gear drives and more. This directory represents our best effort to give you updated information about the companies who can provide you with the components you need to design, build and maintain better machinery.

16 Chasing Ubiquity (June 2013)

Power Transmission Engineering is the magazine of mechanical components. When you think of gear drives, bearings, motors, couplings, clutches, brakes and similar products, we want you to think of us. But achieving such front-of-mind presence is one of the most difficult goals in publishing...

17 Linear Motion Q&A: Customized Machinery Built with Off-the-Shelf Components (April 2010)

This Q&A session with various experts at Thomson Linear Systems covers linear slides & stages, clutches & brakes, bearings and actuators.

18 Product News (April 2017)

Clutches and Brakes take center stage in the April 2017 edition of Product News.

News Items About brakes

1 Permanent Magnet Brakes Apply Controlled Stop (September 29, 2008)
Like spring applied brakes, permanent magnet brakes are applied when power is lost. However, unlike spring applied brakes, permanent magn...

2 Nexen Releases Dual Faced Brakes (September 3, 2013)
With torque capacities that range from 9,000 to 164,800 inch-pounds, Nexen’s dual faced brakes (DFB) and quad faced brakes (QFB) ar...

3 Water Cooled Brakes Provide Accurate Torque Control (January 30, 2012)
Wichita Clutch has developed a new dual action head assembly for their line of AquaMaKKs water cooled brakes that provides both failsafe ...

4 Mayr Provides Maintenance-Free Brakes for Wind Turbines (February 21, 2012)
The application of safety brakes in wind turbine pitch drives requires extremely conscientious dimensioning and precise knowledge of brak...

5 Posidyne Clutch/Brakes Allow Precise Positioning (April 10, 2018)
Posidyne clutch brakes feature oil shear technology for rapid and precise stopping, starting, speed change and positioning, all without a...

6 New Higher Torque Magnetic Particle Brakes (August 5, 2010)
Ogura has developed two new models of the OPB series of magnetic particle brakes. The two new models, OPB 120N and OPB 250N, are rated at...

7 Ogura Brakes Rated for Higher Torque (July 6, 2010)
The Ogura OPB series of magnetic particle brakes features the OPB 120N and OPB 250N, rated at 110 inch-pounds and 220 inch-pounds res...

8 Lenze’s Brakes Include IP65 Enclosure (August 14, 2007)
A new series of brakes from INTORQ with IP65 enclosure offers a  solution for stopping and holding duties in damp or dirty environme...

9 Ogura Spring-Set Brakes Give Two Mounting Options (December 4, 2008)
The Ogura series of MCNB brakes give customers two mounting options for connecting the hubs to the shaft. The first is the traditional s...

10 Caliper Brakes Engineered with 50 Percent More Pad Area (May 25, 2010)
Twiflex Limited's VCS MK 4 caliper brakes have been engineered to provide a 50 percent increase in pad area for improved stopping a...

11 Miki Pulley BXR-LE Brakes Specifically Designed for Use on Robotic Arms (August 11, 2015)
The recently introduced Miki Pulley BXR-LE brakes were specifically designed for use on robotic arms to reduce the cantilevered load. Wit...

12 Warner X-Small Magnetic Brakes Reduce Size Without Sacrificing Strength (June 17, 2015)
Warner's X-Small brakes are designed primarily for engaged/disengaged holding applications such as seat adjustment on an airplane &nd...

13 Force Control Positorq Brakes Provide Torque Control (May 3, 2017)
A full line of PositorqR oil shear tension control brakes from Force Control Industries provide simple, precise torque control over the e...

14 Miki Pulley Expands BX Series Brakes (May 8, 2017)
Electromagnetic Miki Pulley BX series brakes are a power-off, engaged type brake.  When the stator is energized, the brake is diseng...

15 Force Control Releases Posidyne Clutch Brakes Catalog (May 24, 2017)
A new 16-page, full color catalog from Force Control Industries details the Posidyne line of clutch brakes featuring Oil Shear Technology...

16 Nexen BD Caliper Brakes Offer Higher Clamping Force (November 6, 2017)
Nexen Group, Inc. offers three models of BD (brute disk) caliper brakes: air actuated, spring actuated/air released, and spring actuated/...

17 Force Control Posidyne Clutch Brakes Reduce Motor Shaft and Keyway Damage (August 12, 2016)
Posidyne long coupled C-Face clutch brakes from Force Control Industries are an excellent option for high cycle (50 to 300 CPM) applicati...

18 Formsprag Clutch Introduces Clutches and Brakes for Aerospace Applications (September 30, 2016)
Formsprag Clutch recently launched a line of electromagnetic brakes that start, stop and hold loads in position with precise control for ...

19 Force Control Hazardous Brakes Provide Longer Service Life (March 3, 2016)
New MagnaShearT hazardous duty brakes from Force Control Industries, which employ oil shear technology to provide longer service life wit...

20 Warner Electric Offers New Generation of Brakes for Demanding Machining Applications (May 25, 2017)
Warner Electric has built more than 90 years of design and manufacturing experience into its latest Gen4 range of spring operated, electr...

21 Miki Pulley PBZ Variable Torque Brakes Feature Magnetic Particle Brakes (December 16, 2015)
Miki Pulley has introduced their PBZ Variable Torque Brakes for direct sale to OEMs in North America. Ideal for variable torque tensionin...

22 Nexen Offers Profile Guide Rail Brakes in Additional Sizes with Wider Compatibility (March 12, 2018)
Nexen Group, Inc. Profile Guide Rail Brakes are now available in a wider range of sizes: 15 mm to 65 mm, and are fully compatible with ...

23 Svendborg Brakes Introduces the Latest Controlled Braking Technology for Mining Conveyor Applications (March 10, 2015)
Svendborg Brakes recently introduced SOBO iQ, the next generation of their SOBO (Soft Braking Option) braking controller. The SOBO iQ com...

24 Altra Completes Acquisition of Svendborg Brakes (December 19, 2013)
Altra Industrial Motion Corp. has announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Svendborg Brakes A/S and S.B. Patent Holding ApS ...

25 Mayr ROBA-Guidestop Profiled Rail Brakes Expand Line of Backlash-Free Rails (June 24, 2015)
With the ROBA-guidestop-type series, Mayr Power Transmission recently developed a safety brake and backlash-free clamping unit for profil...

26 Universal Hub Output for PTO Clutch Brakes (December 2, 2010)
For the Ogura clutch models 2.5 (150 ft-lbs) and 3.5 (250 ft-lbs) the outputs are now available with a universal mounting flange. This al...

27 Altra to Acquire Svendborg Brakes (November 20, 2013)
Altra Holdings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the shares of Svendborg Brakes A/S and S.B. P...

28 Spring Applied Brakes Slimmed Down (June 8, 2010)
The small spring applied brake series from Ogura (models MCNB 2, 5 and 10) have been redesigned to feature an overall reduction in th...