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by ElectricalEngineer97
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Holding Brakes (Fail-safe, Negatively Actuated, Spring Applied)
Topic: Linear actuator braking
Replies: 1
Views: 2644

Linear actuator braking

As linear motors are becoming more prominent in industrial applications, I see the following needs... does anyone else? 1. horizontal axis - spring applied brake to engage when an axis is traveling and power goes out, creating a need to stop quickly (i.e. e-stop, guard door opens, etc.) 2. horizonta...
by ElectricalEngineer97
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Slip Clutches / Torque Limiting
Topic: Have servo drives eliminated ball-detent torque limiters from new OEM designs?
Replies: 3
Views: 3291

Have servo drives eliminated ball-detent torque limiters from new OEM designs?

I have been following the advancements of servo drives for about 20 years. It seems that ball-detent torque limiters were once necessary to prevent extensive damage CNC applications. Now, it seems, most OEM designers don't use these couplings any more because the servo drives are sophisticated enoug...