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Braking With Oil

Thu, 08/12/2010 - 9:00am

The Posistop oil shear coupler brake from Force Control Industries (Fairfield, OH) is an ideal replacement for electric brakes, according to the company. The system mounts to the working end of a standard C-face motor, eliminating the need for a special brake motor, allowing them to be used in virtually any application in which electrically-released brakes are used, including palletizers, conveyors, hoists, loaders, and more. Other details of the Posistop brake include:

  • Teflon liners on all piston sealing areas for a smooth response and a long service life.
  • The use of air actuation, which eliminates the problems associated with failed coils, additional electrical heat, and more.
  • A variety of sizes, with torque ranging from 6 to 450 lb./ft.

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