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MagnaShear™ motor brakes from Force Control Industries offer a maintenance-free, no-adjustment solution that can eliminate motor brake downtime and reduce problems associated with worker shortages. Aside from annual oil changes, these motor brakes require minimal maintenance, allowing personnel to work on other projects, resulting in improved productivity with fewer employees.
With oil shear technology, MagnaShear™ motor brakes transmit torque between lubricated surfaces, offering longer lifespans for demanding applications such as conveyors, winches, cranes, hoists, and more. Unlike dry braking systems, MagnaShear™ motor brakes feature a patented fluid recirculation system that dissipates heat while also eliminating head build-up and friction disc wear. This significantly extends working life and increases maintenance intervals.
Two of the most notable benefits of MagnaShear™ motor brakes include:
Oil shear technology. This technology works with a layer of automatic transmission fluid between the drive plate and brake. The fluid molecules shear as the fluid is compressed, transmitting torque to the other side. Oil shear technology virtually eliminates all wear as well as the need for adjustments.
Can work with a wide range of motor sizes. MagnaShear™motor brakes have multiple torques for the same motor frame and spring set torque ratings ranging from 3 to 1,250 foot-pounds, allowing them to accommodate various applications and industries. With “quick mount” features, these motor brakes can be easily installed in NEMA frame sizes 56 to 449.
MagnaShear™ motor brakes from Force Control Industries ship ready to install and do not require assembly. They can come pre-mounted on a motor for severe-duty applications and feature a modular design for easy maintenance and servicing. They can also be furnished to fit IEC or NEMA frame motors, either as a complete motor and brake assembly or for mounting onto a machine frame or other special mounting configuration.
Headquartered in Fairfield, Ohio, Force Control Industries offers a complete line of brakes, clutches, and clutch brakes for diverse applications. For more information about their MagnaShear™ motor brakes, email [email protected], or call (513) 868-0900.
This article is sponsored by Force Control Industries, a manufacturer and provider of oil shear clutches and brakes.
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