New Addition to Ogura Product Line – AMC/AMB-E Series

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line.  Although the AMC and AMB series are not new, they have gone through significant design improvements.  Because of these improvements, the AMC/AMB-E series is finding new opportunities for machinery manufacturers in North America because of some of its unique features. The new E

New PTO Clutch Brake Animation Video Created by Ogura

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how PTO clutch brakes work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In PTO clutch brakes, torque is generated by attracting the armature and rotor to each other via a series of magnetic flux paths. The animation

New Mobile Clutch Animation Video Created by Ogura

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how mobile clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In mobile clutches, torque is generated by attracting the armature and rotor to each other via a series of magnetic flux paths. The animation shows how

New Addition to Ogura Product Line – HO Series

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line.  Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America.  The HO series is finding new opportunities for machinery manufacturers in North America because of some of its unique features. The wet type multiple disc hydraulic clutch can

Ogura ACSB Series

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America. The ACSB series is finding new opportunities for machinery manufacturers in North America because of some of its unique features. ACSBs are both a clutch and a brake

Save fuel with hydromechanical variable transmission

Dana Rexroth Transmission Systems has announced that its engineers have completed final validation testing of the R3 hydromechanical variable transmission (HVT), with the start of production expected in the third quarter of this year. Both versions of the HVT technology feature a modular design that can be adapted for many applications, including wheel loaders, motor

PKP Series standard 2-phase 1.8° and 0.9° stepper motor with electromagnetic brake from Oriental Motor

Leading the stepper motor market, now with power-off activated electromagnetic brakes. Oriental Motor is pleased to introduce our new 1.8° and 0.9° PKP Series 2-Phase stepper motor, the leading stepper motor in the market, now preassembled with new Oriental Motor’s Original Electromagnetic Brake. The new PKP Series stepper motors are now available with built-in power-off

Motors deliver higher power density for compact robots

Kuka’s compact robots in the KR Agilus series are precise, agile and fast. As agile systems, these five-axis and six-axis handling units feature short cycle times and high repeatability, particularly for pick-and-place tasks. Synchronous servomotors from Kollmorgen’s AKM series play a major role in achieving this precision. Using collaborative co-engineering, the two companies reduced the

Miki Pulley Launches New Website

Miki Pulley is introducing their line of high performance shaft couplings, clutches, brakes and shaft locks to the U.S. market with the launch of their new website at: www.mikipulley-us.com Supporting this new website and ongoing US business is Miki Pulley’s centrally located US headquarters in Minneapolis (Plymouth) Minnesota. Miki Pulley is a leading Japanese designer

Miki Pulley Introduces The BXR Spring Applied Brake To The US Market

Miki Pulley is introducing their BXR Spring Applied Brakes for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. The BXR safety brake may serve as an emergency brake, as well as a holding brake. Its unique, low profile design is 2/3 the thickness of other brakes in our lineup. In addition to saving space, weight is

Johnson Electric Launches Motors for Automotive Electric Parking Brake

Johnson Electric announced a High torque motor platform for electric parking brake (EPB) systems. This new motor platform delivers the industry’s highest braking torque and longest operation cycles within a compact package. The custom EPB motors employ advanced technologies that include patented bearings, magnetic and winding patterns. These innovations can deliver 15% higher torque, 60%

New Wichita Clutch AirMaKKs SSB Brakes Introduced

Wichita Clutch has recently added the air cooled, spring-set, air released AirMaKKs SSB high torque brakes to its AquaMaKKs family of clutches and brakes. The AirMaKKs SSB is designed to provide low speed braking assistance in applications including conveyors, cranes and drawworks where they serve as a main brake that provides both parking and E-stop

Marland Clutch Launches Updated Website

Marland Clutch has announced the launch of their updated corporate website which provides information about their full line of both sprag and ramp and roller type backstopping and overrunning clutch products including general and special purpose clutches, backstopping clutches, modular clutch components and clutch couplings. The updated website is easy to navigate and features links

New Spring-Applied Brake Series Available from Ogura

A new line of spring-applied brakes is now available from Ogura Industrial Corporation. The new series model name is TNB. The brake is available in seven sizes ranging in torque from 35 to 445 in. lbs. The new brakes are approximately 60% thinner than the previous RNB brake series. This new thinner design was accomplished

Stieber Clutch Introduces Backstops with Rotational Capability

Stieber Clutch recently launched its new RDBK load sharing, high-speed, releasable backstop at this year’s Hannover Messe. The product features a compact design with increased torque capacity compared to conventional designs, which helps avoid the over specification of gearboxes to meet large outside diameter requirements of some backstops. In the event of a blockage, belt

Safety Brakes Beat the Heat

Here is an alternative to spring-engaged, electrically released brakes that must energize a coil to keep the brakes disengaged, which consumes energy and creates heat inside the brakes. This excess heat degrades a brake’s ability to stop and hold the load. With FMBS brakes, however, no power is consumed while they are disengaged, maximizing brake

Softstart Controller from Ogura

Ogura is now offering a Softstart control option for mobile applications for gas and diesel engines. The patented controller senses the exact point at which the friction surfaces contact, then rapidly reduces the current to a level that allows the clutch to safely slip, but not release. Using engine rpm feedback, the patented controller adjusts

Composite water jackets now available as replacements in non-Wichita brakes

Wichita Clutch has developed new corrosion-resistant, lightweight engineered composite water jackets designed as drop-in replacements for cast iron jackets in WCB compatible brakes. The water jacket composite material was originally developed by Wichita engineers for use in their popular AquaMaKKs water-cooled clutch/brakes. Used in the field for over three years, the engineered polymer blend has

Altra Brands to Exhibit at Coal Prep 2013

Altra Industrial Motion brands Marland Clutch and Formsprag Clutch will be exhibiting their latest product lines in booth 1405 at the 2013 Coal Prep Show in Lexington, Kentucky. Featured products include Marland’s BC-MA backstops that prevent reverse rotation on conveyor systems, with the newest massive designs having a torque capacity up to 1,200,000 lb.ft. and

MICO MOBEUS Load-Apportioning-Valve

MICO  introduces a trailer brake Load-Apportioning-Valve (LAV) for use with MICO MOBEUS EH brake systems on Agriculture and other Off-Highway vehicles and trailers.  The LAV proportions trailer brake pressure utilizing a tow vehicle’s hydraulic brake signal in conjunction with real-time trailer load sensing to continuously control pressure-reduction braking to the trailer brakes without utilization of

High Torque Permanent Magnet Brake from Ogura

A new high torque permanent magnet brake, model PMB-06 is now available from Ogura. The new model has a smaller diameter than the size 07, but can achieve almost twice the torque of the size 7 by adding only 1/16th of an inch of overall length. The brake comes standard with an armature/hub and 24v

Altra Industrial Motion Launches Website for the Farm and Agriculture Industries

Altra Industrial Motion announced it has launched a new website, www.altrafarmandag.com, that gives engineers and technical professionals in the farm and agriculture industries a resource for power transmission and motion control solutions. The website is organized into five product sections: clutches and brakes, linear actuators, gearing, belted drives and castings. Product photos, features, benefits and

Double C-face Coupler Brake Reduces Costs

Double C-face coupler brake mounts on drive end of standard C-face motor brake between reducer and C-face motor. It replaces commonly used motor brakes mounted on back of a special motor designed with mounting flange and extended shaft on fan end. Simplify inventory and reduce costs by eliminating purchase and stock of brake and standard

Altra Brands to Exhibit at SME 2013

Altra Industrial Motion brands Marland Clutch and Formsprag Clutch will be exhibiting their latest product lines in booths 317 & 318 at the 2013 SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration) show in Denver. Featured products include Marland’s BC-MA backstops that prevent reverse rotation on conveyor systems, with the newest massive designs having a torque

Rotor Clip offers fasteners for overload clutches

Overload Clutches, other wise known as torque limiters, are an automatic device that protects machinery from damage because of an overload. Overload clutches utilize a switch, such as a limit switch mounted in close proximity to a plastic detector plate carried by the overload clutch. If an overload occurs the clutch expands axially moving the