WOOD DALE, IL – On March 17, 2010, Thomson is presenting a free, live educational webinar – Clutches & Brakes 201: Application Concerns for Design Engineers. The latest in a series of regular webinars on the application of mechanical and electromechanical motion technology from Thomson, Clutches & Brakes 201 will enable machine builders to better understand the difference between wrap spring and friction styles and sizing criteria, and quickly design and specify clutches and brakes for linear motion systems, saving valuable time while optimizing machine designs. Two sessions are available, Session A – 10:00 a.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. CST / 7:00 a.m. PST; and session B – 3:00 p.m. EST / 2:00 p.m. CST / 12:00 noon PST. Registration is required.
“Sizing the right clutch or brake product can be a daunting task, as the selection process hinges on the application with a number of variables that need to be taken into consideration. Often times there are several clutch or brake options that might do the job, and the key is finding the solution that will deliver the optimal balance of performance, life and cost,” says Rocco V. Dragone, Product Specialist, Thomson / Deltran Clutches and Brakes.
In one hour, participants will learn about:
Clutches and Brakes Overview
• Wrap Spring Clutches and Clutch Brakes Basic Principles & Function
• A description of Wrap Spring Clutches and Brakes and How they Work
• Wrap Spring Clutch and Brake types and features
• Sizing and Selection
• Electromagnetic Friction Basic Principles & Function
• A description of Electromagnetic Friction Clutches and Brakes and how they work
• Electromagnetic Friction Clutch and Brake types and features
• Sizing and Selection
For persons who are interested but unable to attend, this webinar will be archived for on-demand viewing. Thomson currently has available for online playback or download, more than one dozen technically-oriented and substantive archived webinars on a variety of mechanical and electromechanical motion control topics.
About the Presenters:
John Pieri, Product Line Manager, Thomson / Deltran Clutches and Brakes, has over 20 years of experience in the Clutch/Brake field. He is responsible for working with applications and new business management and development for Thomson / Deltran.
Rocco V. Dragone, Product Specialist, Thomson / Deltran Clutches and Brakes, has over 30 years of experience in the Clutch/Brake field. He is responsible for applications and design for Thomson / Deltran.
Mike Leone, Application Engineer, Thomson / Deltran Clutches and Brakes, has with 25+ years of engineering experience sizing and selecting wrap spring and friction clutches and brakes. Mike has been a clutch brake applications specialist and design engineer for his entire career.
Filed Under: Brakes • clutches, Mechanical