Motor brakes

  • 01-Feb-2011 03:41 EST


Force Control Industries' MagnaShear motor brake uses oil shear technology to lengthen service life in harsh applications. The technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces, reducing wear and preventing adjustment. Oil shear includes a layer of automatic transmission fluid between the brake disc and the drive plate. As the fluid is compressed, the molecules shear and impart torque to the other side, preventing friction surface wear. A fluid recirculation system dissipates heat, while a smooth stop reduces shock to the drive system. MagnaShear brakes mount easily and are suitable for applications where the motor is reversed in each cycle such as loader/unloader and pallet return conveyors, turnover, and load assembly. Enclosed brakes are impervious to the moisture, dirt, and dust common in asphalt and concrete block manufacturing, coal, bulk material handling, and forestry applications. Spring-set torque ratings from 3 to 1250 lb·ft (4 to 1695 N·m) are available.

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