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May - 2015

28 May 2015

Overhead Doors

Warner EM/ERS Spring-Set Brake Module for Overhead Doors

A manufacturer of large overhead doors uses a C-face motor and 150:1 helical reducer to open and close their doors. When a door is in a partially-open position, the weight of the door can be sufficient enough to backdrive the high-ratio gearbox and lower by itself. The door does drop slowly enough that dangerous high-speed impacts are not an issue.

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05 May 2015

Best Practices Part No Longer Available

Best Practices Series: Sorry, that part is no longer available

It’s a phrase that can send chills down the spine of even the most hardened maintenance worker. The production line is down... a key part needs to be replaced to get the line back up. Wonder of wonders, you find the label on the problem product is still intact and the part number is actually legible.

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