Electromagnetic Clutches and Brakes
Ogura's industrial electromagnetic clutches, electromagnetic brakes and clutch brakes are used in many types of high speed, high cycle rate and long life machines including printers, packaging machines, food processing equipment, industrial mixers, and cash counting machines.
Our magnetic particle, hysteresis slip clutches and magnetic particle, hysteresis slip brakes are used in many tension control systems to regulate the wind and unwind of fabric or carbon fiber or other materials during processing. Also called particle clutches or particle brakes, they are used in new digital high resolution sign and photograph printers for professionals. Many designs are interchangeable with Warner Electric, DynCorp, KEB, Electroid, Lenze, Deltran, Intorq and Matrix.
Our spring applied brakes, power off brakes, or spring set brakes (formally known as failsafe brakes) are used in mobile, medical and robotic applications as well as used in radio telescopes. Also called servo motor brakes, they are also used to control electric wind generators, turbines and amusement rides from over speed conditions.
Our industrial electric brakes are used in rail road crossing gates and parking lot/toll gates. These devices are also used in mailing machines, mail sorters and semiconductor processing applications. Electric tooth clutches and electric multiple disc clutches are used where high torque and small size are required. Our customers include machine tool manufacturers, CNC machines, lathes, milling machines and others. They are used by manufacturers of AC and DC electric motors including brake motors, brushless DC motors and servo motors.
Applications for Ogura high reliability brakes include overhead doors, cranes, marine, construction equipment and brakes for super quiet use in stage and theater equipment. Manual release levers or emergency release mechanisms can be available on many of these products if needed. Robust products such as x-ray machine brakes and conveyor clutches are also made by Ogura. Among our highest volume production applications, our copy machine clutches and PM hysteresis clutches are used by all leading copy and printer manufacturers for their low cost, high torque, long life and zero maintenance.