UpComing Tradeshows

September 21-25, 2019
WEFTEC 2019
Chicago, IL

September 22-25, 2019
WindEnergy Hamburg 2019
Husum, Germany

October 16-19, 2019
GIE+EXPO 2019
Louisville, KY

SOBO Brake Control

12 September 2019

Commercial Building Elevator

VCSD-FL Braking System with SOBO® iQ for Commercial Building Freight Elevator

Imperial Electric, a custom manufacturer of AC and DC motor systems, needed a heavy-duty braking system for use on an 3,600 kg capacity freight elevator in one of the tallest buildings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The brakes are mounted to a pair of pedestals on a gearless AC machine that is driven by a 104 HP electric motor and reaches speeds of 609 m/min.

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05 September 2019

Braking Systems and Backstops

Altra Motion Braking Systems and Backstops for Gold Mine Conveyors

Altra Industrial Motion brands recently supplied braking systems and backstops for use on a variety of conveyors installed at a new open pit heap-leach gold mine in Siberia. When fully operational, the mine is expected to output an average of 230,000 ounces of gold annually.

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10 December 2018

Svendborg Products for Bulk Conveyors

Bulk Conveyors: Really Going Somewhere

Since 1989, Svendborg Brakes, part of Altra Industrial Motion Corp., has been recognized as a leading global expert in intelligent braking solutions for industrial applications. Extensive application knowledge, innovative design, fast prototyping and exhaustive testing ensure that customers get the most technically advanced, most durable and safest braking systems to meet their specific requirements.

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15 November 2018

Mine Escape Hoist

VKSD Braking System with SOBO® iQ for Mine Escape Hoist

A major mine hoist OEM needed a custom braking solution for an emergency escape hoist positioned in a mine ventilation shaft. In an emergency, when the mine’s large primary hoist is not accessible, the escape hoist can be utilized to transport workers to the surface quickly.

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27 August 2018

corn transportation mississippi river

Case Study: Intelligent Braking System for Corn Transportation on the Mississippi River

The value and importance of the Mississippi River as a shipping network is hard to exaggerate. The river network extends throughout many of the central states and eventually deposits into the Gulf of Mexico, making it a key route for exported goods into central and southern America. With corn export being a key product for the USA’s economy, it’s vital that this transport network operates efficiently.

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