In our last blog post, we highlighted a recent application for which our engineers customized miniature torque limiters for MRI machines. This month, we’re exploring an application that involved a custom servo brake for a fully automatic, nonwoven rewinder machine that processes rolled wet wipes — e.g., disinfecting, industrial, medical, gym, shopping cart and specialty… Read more »
Author: Lesli Riehmann
Custom Torque Limiters Minimize Wear and Backlash in MRI Machines
Sometimes, a standard torque limiter simply won’t cut it. At Mach III, our engineers can create modifications of our standard catalog models for many applications — including critical medical equipment. For example, in the following application, we customized our miniature torque limiters for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. Designed as a retrofit, these units overcame… Read more »
New NEMA Spring Engaged Brakes Expand Our Mini Line
We’re excited to announce we’ve expanded our standard miniature line of brakes, clutches and torque limiters with our new Miniature NEMA Spring Engaged Brakes Series. These brakes, which include our D2C2R-42H and D2C2R-48H models, are ideal for tight spaces, smaller shafts or applications with light torque requirements. Features and Specifications These new miniature brakes include… Read more »
Selecting the Right Clutches and Brakes for Web Tension Control — Part II
In our last blog post, we explored how to select your clutch to maintain and control web tension in printing, coating, laminating and converting processes. Now, let’s turn to brakes. As the material being processed in these applications depletes from the input roll, causing the roll diameter to shrink, the torque required to maintain tension… Read more »
Selecting the Right Clutches and Brakes for Web Tension Control — Part I
Although there are many instances in life where you want to avoid tension, sometimes you need it. For example, operations like printing, coating, laminating and converting depend on it to successfully process materials. Without constant web tension, issues like telescoping, dishing, wrinkling or web breaks can occur. For these reasons, it’s important to make… Read more »
Maximize the Service Life of Friction Clutches and Brakes
“How long will it last?” It’s often the first question we’re asked when helping our customers specify a friction clutch or brake. And the answer is always, “It depends.” We’ve seen severe applications where clutches and brakes require replacement wear parts after a few weeks and other applications where they last decades with no maintenance… Read more »
Friction Torque Limiter Application and Use Guide
Friction torque limiters provide simple and cost effective protection of higher cost components from damage by preventing torque in excess of a specified amount from transmitting from one component to another. This guide reviews how they work, their benefits and limitations, and tips for selection and use.
Conway Clutch Replacements
Trying to find a replacement for a Conway Clutch product that is no longer manufactured? Mach III has helped dozens of clients in this situation by providing solutions that fit both the torque and the mounting requirements. Photo credit: Robby Virus.
Wire Braiding Tension Brake
Mach III has a number of options for tension control including SensiFlex® clutches and brakes. For applications with low thermal load requirements, standard air engaged brakes with low coefficient friction linings can often be used effectively. Such was the case with this application.
Brake Maintains Bovine Bliss
The motto of BouMatic, a Wisconsin manufacturer of automated cow milking systems, is Gently, Quickly and Completely. In keeping with Gently, BouMatic needed a brake solution to prevent their patented Exit Reel from bumping Bessie on the backside.