Bishop-Wisecarver Corporation announced the addition of compact carriage brakes to its UtiliTrak linear guide product line. This new option offers a simple two-component assembly solution for manually securing a carriage to rail in confined spaces.
The brake fixture can easily be retro-fitted by the end-user to existing applications or factory pre-assembled on new systems, and is available in four sizes. A second brake assembly can be installed at the opposite end of the wheel plate for added braking strength.
Brake system components are positioned below the carriage’s payload mounting surface to minimize interference, and the angular position of the handle arm can be adjusted to any position without affecting the brake engagement status or level of braking force.
Filed Under: Linear motion • slides, Motion control • motor controls