Product Releases

Double C-Face Coupler Brake

Thu, 01/17/2013 - 9:30am
Force Control, Inc.

Fairfield, OH - Force Control Industries, Inc. recently developed a double C-face coupler brake that mounts on the drive end of a standard C-Face motor, replacing the commonly used motor brakes mounted on the back of a special motor designed with a mounting flange and extended shaft on the fan end of the motor. Mounting the Force Control double C-Face brake between the reducer and C-Face motor allows a standard C-face motor to be used.   Since many plants stock C-face motors for other applications, this eliminates the purchasing and stocking both of a brake motor, and a standard C-face motor, simplifying inventory and reducing costs.  Applications include palletizers, packaging machinery, airline baggage handling systems, concrete block manufacturing, cranes and more. In addition to providing a savings on inventory costs for motors, the use of Force Control Oil Shear brakes also reduces maintenance costs, according to the company.  The Posistop air actuated and the new MagnaShear electrically actuated coupler brakes, never need adjustment, and last 5 to 10 times longer without maintenance. A simple annual fluid change, without removing the motor, is all that is required to keep these proven brakes operating smoothly.  Traditional dry brakes, on the other hand, require frequent maintenance and adjustment, replacement of disc, coils and failed linkages which necessitates the removal of the motor every time maintenance is performed – a time consuming and expensive process.

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