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Houston, TX

January 30 - February 01, 2018
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February 07-08, 2018
Maintenance 2018
Zürich, Switzerland

Electrically Released Brake

31 July 2017

Warner Custom Elevator Brake System

Custom Brakes Meet the Challenges of Gearless Motor Elevators

A manufacturer of low- and high-rise elevators faced a challenge when customers began calling for a flexible elevator to meet the needs of the growing mid-rise, mixed-use building market. The global construction boom of mid-rise buildings can be attributed to several factors.

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08 September 2015

Industrial Robots

Matrix International Modified 1EB Brakes for Industrial Robots

A leading global industrial robotics manufacturer contacted Matrix to provide servo motor brakes for a new series of robots used in material handling and process applications. The robots often operate 16 to 24 hours/day performing rapid repetitive programmed functions.

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14 July 2014

Warner Electric Power Off brake Group

Selecting the Correct Electrical Power-Off Brake

When selecting a brake to control unbalanced or vertical loads, designers have a wide variety of choices ranging from simple locking devices to electrically or pneumatically powered units. One of the most common configurations is the electrically-released brake which can be found either integrated into motors or as standalone units.

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28 April 2014

Bakery Dough Lift

Matrix International 1CD Series Brake for Bakery Dough Lift

When a competitor’s gearbox failed on a dough lifting system at a Chicago area commercial bakery, the bin transporting 1500 pounds of raw bakery dough dropped more than a dozen feet in an instant. While no one was injured in the incident it was clear that a potential hazard existed.

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08 January 2014

Warner Electric Gen 2 & ERD product line

How to Select a Clutch or Brake

At the most basic level, the designer will identify if the application calls for a clutch, a brake or a combination clutch and brake. A clutch would be used in applications where it is desirable to engage/disengage the load and motor while leaving the motor to run all of the time. When a clutch is used the load will be allowed to coast to a stop.

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