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March 10-12, 2020
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Stuttgart, Germany

April 01-04, 2020
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Houston, TX

July 13-17, 2020
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Hannover, Germany

Electrically Released Brake

10 February 2020

Mammography Machines

Braking Solutions for Mammography Machines

A major global manufacturer of mammography systems contacted Altra Motion for braking solutions it needed for various applications within its machines. Altra worked closely with the OEMs engineering team to identify and confirm the torque requirements and space limitations of each different brake application.

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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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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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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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