New Animation Created by Ogura - Hysteresis/Magnetic Particle Clutches

Ogura has created a new animation showing how permanent magnet/hysteresis slip clutch/brakes work. The animation covers both construction styles. The first one is the low cost OPL series which uses a combination of permanent magnets and magnetic particle powder to create a fixed drag torque. These units are primarily used as paper feed separators in copy machines and printers. They are also used for other paper feed devices like ATM’s, card readers and mailing machines or other low torque limiting requirements. The animation also shows the PHT series which uses opposing magnetic fields acting on a hysteresis disc to create torque magnetically or to create a non-frictional magnetic torque. The animation shows how by changing the position of the magnets, flux either increases or decreases on the hysteresis disc rotating in the internal magnetic fields which allows the user to vary the drag torque. Click here to watch the new video.

Ogura Acquires New Plant in Phillippines

Ogura has purchased the assets of Sansen Manufacturing in the Phillippines, south of Manila. Sansen has primarily been an electric coil manufacturer ranging from very small coils to 0.1 g up to over 5 ft in diameter (almost 1 ton). The facility can also do injection moulding of both coils and magnet assemblies. Construction has been started on a new building that will allow Ogura to expand manufacturing to produce other clutch and brake components. Click here to view the article in our newsletter

Ogura Featured in Newsweek International February 2019

Yashuhiro Ogura, President of Ogura Clutch, discusses how the company is developing clutch technology for electronic vehicles and robots, and explains how it is adapting to the major changes in the automotive industry to meet new customer demands. Read the full article here

Elevator World Give Me a Brake

Brian Mathers article about holding brakes and elevators was published in this months Elevator World Magazine. The article describes the evolution in different types of holding brakes used on elevators and escalators. The story can be found under our Whats New - Magazine Editorials section