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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

New linear motor brake mechanism eliminates downtime

New linear motor brake mechanism eliminates downtime Copley Controls has introduced the ServoTube brake, a new cost-effective solution for controlled deceleration and parking of vertical axes during power-down and power fail conditions. The highly compact IP67 rated brake provides a holding force of 200 N (45 lb), securely supporting the ServoTube 25 when a machine or production line is powered down. The ServoTube is particularly suited to use with Copley Controls' own Xenus CANOpen drive. The brake becomes operational when the drive's dedicated normally open brake contacts become closed. Because the normally open contacts are solenoid operated, the brake can be operated as part of a programmed parking operation or as an automatically engaged fail safe in the event of power failure. A clever unlocking mechanism is used by the new brake that eliminates the problems that are often experienced with brakes jamming or even damaging the rod. Downtime introduced by jamming brakes, not to mention replacing parts is a serious and often neglected issue.
 

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