Press Releases

Ogura's New Torque Sensor for Robotics

10-05-2021

Ogura has developed a new tension detection technology for the robotics and automation industries. The DQH Torque Sensor measures deflection due to load in a rotational direction and delivers electri...

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Ogura Racing Clutch (ORC) used by Toyota in worlds first Hydrogen race car!

11-01-2021

Ogura Racing Clutch (ORC) used by Toyota in worlds first Hydrogen race car! Burning compressed Hydrogen in an internal combustion engine is not a new idea, but Toyota just debuted its # 32 Toyota ...

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Ogura's New Cobot Brakes

10-21-2010

Ogura has developed a new line of small brakes for cobot applications. The MCNB-TSp Series power-off spring-applied holding brakes also serve a dual purpose as torque limiting devices. Due to the cl...

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Ogura Creates New PTO Clutch/Brake Brochure

08-21-2020

Ogura Industrial has created a new marketing brochure for PTO clutch/brakes for outdoor power equipment. These PTO clutch/brakes use an electromagnetic clutch combined with a mechanical brake to both ...

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Ogura Creates New Power Off Brakes Brochure

07-09-2020

Ogura Industrial has created a new marketing brochure for electromagnetic power off brakes for the ever expanding robotic and medical equipment markets. As automation continues to accelerate, the need...

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Ogura Creates New General Purpose Products Brochure

05-27-2020

Ogura Industrial has created a new marketing brochure for general purpose clutches for gas and diesel engine driven components. These clutches help to enhance the value of an OEM's machine to the end ...

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Ogura Creates New Air Pump Brochure

04-27-2020

Ogura Industrial has created a new marketing brochure for air pumps. These pumps have traditionally been used for supercharging gas and diesel engines. Because the Ogura pumps/blowers operate at incr...

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Ogura's New Micro Brakes

08-28-2019

Ogura has developed a new line of micro brakes for servo motor applications. These small brakes and motors are primarily used in robotics and medical equipment. Ogura micro holding brakes come in bo...

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Ogura Expands Hydrogen Pump for Fuel Cell Applications

06-20-2019

Ogura is continuing to broaden its line of hydrogen re-circulation pumps used in fuel cells. As the number of fuel cell requirements continue to grow, there is an ever increasing demand for efficient...

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New Animation Created for Permanent Magnet/Hysteresis Slip Clutch/Brakes

05-07-2019

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 ...

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New High Performance PTO Clutch Brake for Outdoor Power Equipment

03-03-2019

Ogura has developed a new model, GT2.75, clutch brake for the outdoor power equipment market. This new clutch brake is patented both in and outside of the United States and offers customers advantages...

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Animation on How a Supercharger/Blower Works Created by Ogura

11-15-2018

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how a supercharger/air blower works. Many people are familiar with the term supercharger from the automotive world but are unaware of the many oth...

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New Permanent Magnet Brake Animation Video Created by Ogura

10-04-2018

Ogura has created a new animation showing how permanent magnet brakes work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In permanent magnet bra...

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Magnetic Particle Clutch Animation Video Created by Ogura

07-25-2018

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic particle clutches work. The animations shows an exploded view of the component parts and how magnetized powder can transfer to...

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Multiple Disc Clutch Animation Video Created by Ogura

06-05-2018

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic multiple disc clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts in the clutch and how they interact w...

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New Industry Forum/Community – www.clutchbrakeforum.com

04-23-2018

Ogura Industrial is helping the industry by providing assistance for questions that arise on clutches and brakes on www.clutchbrakeforum.com Besides ...

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New Patented 1.5 Series PTO Clutch Brake for Lawn Tractors and Zero Turn Machines

03-15-2018

Ogura has introduced the first patented PTO clutch brake design in over 20 years. This new design is patented both in and out of the United States. The PTO is an electric clutch with a mechanical...

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New Addition to Ogura Product Line - MS Series

02-08-2018

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America. The MS series is finding new opportunities for mach...

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New Tooth Clutch Animation Video Created by Ogura

12-15-2017

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how electromagnetic tooth clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In t...

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New Addition to Ogura Product Line - AMC/AMB-E Series

11-08-2017

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although the AMC and AMB series are not new, they have gone through significant design improvements. Because of these impr...

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New PTO Clutch Brake Animation Video Created by Ogura

09-22-2017

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how PTO clutch brakes work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In PTO clutch bra...

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New Mobile Clutch Animation Created by Ogura

08-01-2017

Ogura Industrial has created a new animation showing how mobile clutches work. The animation shows an exploded view of the component parts and how they interact with each other. In mobile clutches,...

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New Spring Applied Brake Video Created by Ogura

06-26-2017

Ogura has created an instructional video on spring applied brakes. The first part of the video is an animation showing how a spring applied brake works and the second part of the video explains how t...

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New Clutch and Brake Animation Videos Created by Ogura

05-16-2017

Ogura has created new animations showing how electromagnetic clutches and brakes work. The animations show how electric current creates magnetic flux in the coil to create a pull in force to engage a...

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New Addition to Ogura Product Line - Mechanical Clutches

05-08-2017

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America. The mechanical clutch series is finding new opportu...

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New Addition to Ogura Product Line - HO Series

04-04-2017

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America. The HO series is finding new opportunities for mach...

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New Addition to Ogura Product Line - ACSB Series

02-14-2017

Ogura Industrial is pleased to announce a new addition to our product line. Although this product is not new to Ogura, it is new to North America. The ACSB series is finding new opportunities for ma...

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Ogura announces new electromagnetic clutch and brake troubleshooting video

06-07-2017

Ogura has created a comprehensive troubleshooting video for electromagnetic clutches and brakes. This new video covers the most common failures that can occur with electromagnetic clutches and brakes...

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Ogura announces new online installation videos for mobile clutches

01-06-2017

Ogura has created a series of six new installation videos to help customers with mounting electric clutches. The videos are: 1) Installation of electric clutches on water pumps 2) Installation of ...

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Who said you can't be too rich or too thin?

09-14-2017

Although it is somewhat debatable the quotation is mostly credited to Wallis Simpson, who was the American Heiress for whom Great Britain`s King Edward advocated his throne in 1936. A new line of ...

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New Ogura Magnetic Particle Clutches Have Improved Performance

08-05-2015

Two of the most popular magnetic particle clutches from Ogura have been redesigned to improve performance for a variety of tension and torque control applications. The clutch now has a faster respo...

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New Softstart Control

04-13-2013

Ogura is now offering a Softstart control option for mobile applications for gas and diesel engines. The patented controller senses the exact point at which the friction surfaces contact, then rapidl...

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New Electromagnetic Permanent Brake Available from Ogura

03-13-2013

A new high torque permanent magnet brake, model PMB-06 is now available from Ogura. The new model has a smaller diameter than the size 07, but can achieve almost twice the torque of the size 7 by add...

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New Low Cost Thin Profile Electromagnetic Micro Clutch

09-11-2012

The new MIC-T series clutches from Ogura offer customers significant size, weight and cost savings over the previous series of MIC clutches. In some cases, depending upon volume, cost can be half of ...

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New Pneumatic Caliper Brake

03-01-2012

With the continued interest in caliper brakes in both electric and hydraulic styles, some Ogura customers have also requested that Ogura produce a pneumatic style spring-engaged caliper brake. From t...

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When Power Goes, this Electromagnetic Clutch Springs into Action

08-09-2011

Ogura's SMC spring-engaged clutches engage any time power is released. When the clutch is disengaged, a magnetic coil pulls back a pressure plate and a series of friction discs, so no torque is trans...

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New Centrifugal Brake Helps Control Shutter Doors

06-28-2011

Anyone who has ever lifted a manual rolling shutter door knows that sometimes doors in a freefall condition can have significant force behind them. Left unchecked, this force can cause either personne...

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The Electromagnetic Clutch You Don`t Hear May Be An Ogura

05-31-2011

Ogura has developed a "silent" armature for its industrial clutch and brake V series. In many applications in industries like medical or entertainment extraneous noise is a problem. The silent armatur...

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Ogura Introduces New High Efficiency Long Life Hydrogen Pump for Fuel Cells

02-17-2011

Ogura has developed a new hydrogen pump design for use in the fuel cell applications. This new high efficiency, long life pump is ideally suited for a harsh hydrogen/water environment. The pump is a p...

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Electromagnetic Clutch, Low Cost Solution to SERVO Drives

05-09-2011

Most industrial clutches and brakes are measured in the millions of cycles, but when you have applications such as high volume mail sorting machines life needs to be measured in the tens of millions o...

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New Thinner Electromagnetic Spring Applied Brake Series MCNB

01-11-2011

The small spring applied brake series from Ogura (models MCNB 2, 5, and 10) have been redesigned and will now have a thinner profile. The brakes overall reduction in thickness is around 30%. Advance...

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New Double Brake Design for Home Elevators

12-10-2010

As an added measure of safety, many countries are now requiring that passenger elevators have double redundant braking systems. Last fall, Japan made it mandatory that all new elevators have a double...

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New Hydraulic Caliper Disc Brake

11-23-2010

Ogura has developed a new series of hydraulic caliper disc brake, model HOB-CP. The brake operates when hydraulic pressure is applied. The more pressure applied, the greater the braking torque. The...

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Universal Hub Output Now Available for Electromagnetic PTO Clutch Brakes

10-08-2010

For the Ogura clutch models 2.5 (150 ft-lbs) and 3.5 (250 ft-lbs) the outputs are now available with a universal mounting flange. This provides us the following advantages to customers. * Custome...

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New Thinner Electromagnetic Spring Applied Brake Series RNB

09-27-2010

The small spring applied brake series from Ogura (models RNB 0.2, 0.4, and 0.8) have been redesigned and will now have a thinner profile. The brakes overall reduction in thickness is around 10%. (RN...

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New Double Electromagnetic Brake Design for Small Elevators

08-04-2010

As an added measure of safety, many countries are now requiring that passenger elevators have double redundant braking systems. Last fall, Japan made it mandatory that all new elevators have a double...

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Higher speed under hood electromagnetic clutches

07-28-2010

Because of the higher engine speeds and the higher operating speeds of engine drive components (pumps, compressors, generators, etc.) Ogura has developed electromagnetic clutches to handle these highe...

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New Higher Torque Electromagnetic Particle Brakes

06-24-2010

Ogura has developed two new models of the OPB series of magnetic particle brakes. The two new models, OPB 120N and OPB 250N are rated at 110 in. lbs. and 220 in lbs. respectively. The largest previo...

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Electric clutches reduce energy and increase pump life

05-24-2010

Ogura's electromagnetic clutches are designed to provide a quick engagement and disengagement of hydraulic and other pumps used on gas and diesel engines. Clutches are mounted between the engine and ...

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Electric clutches improve safety and efficiency

04-19-2010

Ogura general purpose clutches are being used more frequently on a variety of mobile and light construction equipment. Clutches are available in 3 torque ranges of 100 lb-ft, 250 lb-ft, and 350 lb-ft...

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New Double Electromagnetic Brake Design for Commercial Elevators

03-30-2010

As an added measure of safety, many countries are now requiring that passenger elevators have double redundant braking systems. Last fall, Japan made it mandatory that all new elevators have a double...

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New Spring Applied Electric Caliper Disc Brake

02-16-2010

Most caliper disc brakes currently available are either controlled pneumatically or hydraulically. The new spring applied electric caliper disc brake (ENB-300CP), from Ogura, uses a series of springs...

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New Models of High Efficiency Air Blowers from Ogura Industrial Corp.

11-30-2009

Ogura Industrial Corp. is offering customers' new versions of their TX Series Wankel based rotary positive displacement blowers. The new models are derived from the company's production Automotive an...

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Ogura Permanent Magnet Clutches Available with Custom Shafts

10-26-2009

The MC style electromagnetic clutches from Ogura Industrial Corp. are available with custom shafts to meet your application requirements. Shafts are normally provided in 400 series stainless but othe...

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Electric Clutches for Gas and Diesel Engines

08-20-2009

Ogura electromagnetic clutches can handle the torque and speed requirements of most small to midsize gas and diesel engines up to around 40hp. Since clutches are made to mount right onto an engine sha...

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Ogura Mini Electromagnetic Clutch uses Curved Springs

06-02-2009

The new MC5 mini clutch from Ogura Industrial Corporation incorporates zero back lash curved armature springs. The curved armature spring design allows for force to be transmitted across the arc of t...

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New Ball Bearing Mini Electromagnetic Clutches from Ogura

05-05-2009

Ogura has modified the MC electromagnetic clutch line to incorporate ball bearings. Previous designs had bushings which had limitations of 600 RPM. The new clutches have two ball bearings underneath...

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High Speed Ogura Micro Electromagnetic Clutch Now Available With Shaft

04-06-2009

Ogura has enhanced their Hi-Mic5 design to include a shaft designed to a customer's specification. The electromagnetic clutch incorporates two ball bearing in the field assembly and two ball bearing...

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New Ogura Smaller Size Low Cost Electromagnetic Brake

03-17-2009

Ogura has produced a new model of an electromagnetic brake. The new model is called MCB5. The new brake delivers the same amount of torque 4.5 in. lb. as the previous AMB5 but does so at a 20% small...

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High Cycle Electromagnetic Clutch/Brake

03-05-2009

MP units are made for every quick and precise cycling applications. Units include a low voltage clutch and a brake to start and stop a load. All units maintain a consistent air gap, even thought uni...

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Electric Clutches Run Components from Gas Engines

02-10-2009

These clutches are made to mount right onto an engine shaft and take the vibration and temperature from small gas engines or diesel engines. Clutches can then either drive customer's components direc...

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Single Piece Electromagnetic Clutch or Brake Available

01-29-2009

To reduce assembly time of sub components for machinery manufacturers Ogura has developed bearing mounted clutch and brake assemblies that can be shipped as one piece, so no assembly or adjustment is ...

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High Torque Mobile Electromagnetic Clutches developed for Gas and Diesel Engines

12-22-2008

Ogura's new series of mobile electromagnetic clutches provide quick and easy engagement and disengagement of pumps, engine cooling fans or other accessory drives. Torque ranges from 100 lb. ft. to 15...

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All Ogura Electromagnetic Spring Set Brakes Give Two Mounting Options

12-03-2008

The Ogura series of MCNB brakes give customers two mounting options for connecting the hubs to the shaft. The first is the traditional set screw method which can accommodate any round shaft. The sec...

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Zero Wear Permanent Magnet Clutch/Brake

11-17-2008

Because torque is transferred magnetically with the PHT units, there is no friction surface to wear, which means that clutches and brakes have a very long life. Each unit has a variable set range, wh...

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Low Cost High Volume Micro Electromagnetic Clutch

10-16-2008

The MIC clutches from Ogura are designed to operate in copy and fax machines. These consumer products are produced in very high volume, which has allowed for cost reduction advantages. Many other ap...

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Under the Hood Electric Clutches with Higher Speed Capacity

09-18-2008

Ogura mobile clutches are used to drive a variety of air conditioning compressors, water pumps, air pumps and hydraulic pumps. Standard series can operate at 6000RPM, while some higher spped units ar...

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New Industrial Electric Clutch/Brake Catalog from Ogura

08-25-2008

Ogura Industrial Corporation has just introduced their new Industrial Electromagnetic Clutch and Brake catalogue. The 137 page catalog shows 340 different models of electromagnetic, single face, multi...

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Low Cost Permanent Magnet Tension or Slip Clutch/Brake

08-25-2008

OPL units are primarily designed for controlling paper jam conditions in copy and fax machines. They are made in very high volumes so they have very low cost, even though they contain magnetic particl...

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Ogura Electromagnetic Spring Applied Brake for Stopping and Holding

05-30-2008

Many brakes are available as holding brakes, but the SNB series from Ogura can both stop and hold. It uses an extra large friction disk to dissipate the energy required in stopping a load. A thin prof...

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Zero Backlash Electromagnetic Holding Brake Available

05-06-2008

For customers using machinery requiring precise positioning Ogura offers our zero backlash holding brake. This RNB-Z from Ogura is available in four sizes and comes standard with either a 24V or 90V c...

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Small foot mounted electromagnetic clutch/brake now comes with high cycle option

04-15-2008

The Ogura AMU clutch/brake modules have the option to interchange with other US domestic manufacturers. The units have the ability to go to a no-gap design, which maintains consistent armature pull-in...

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High Torque Compact Electromagnetic Clutch

03-14-2008

Ogura tooth clutches give the highest ratio to size versus torque. For example, a 3" clutch will produce around 20 ft-lbs of torque and a 10" clutch will produce around 3,000 ft-lbs of torque. Ogura...

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No Contamination from Wear Particles from Electromagnetic Particle Clutch

02-27-2008

Since magnetic particle clutches/brakes are sealed, no wear particles can escape from the units, and because they are sealed there is minimal chance for contamination. This makes them extremely suited...

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High speed multiple disc electromagnetic wet brakes

02-12-2008

Ogura's multiple disk clutches and brakes come in both a dry or "wet" type. The wet (in oil) type can run approximately 3 times faster than that dry type. This is because the oil helps dissipate heat ...

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Electromagnetic Spring Set brakes for hoists, elevators and cranes

01-25-2008

The standard MNB series from Ogura can be easily customized to meet a variety of braking applications for lifting devices including customized compact drum brakes for passenger elevators, and monstrou...

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Forced air cooling doubles heat dissipation on electromagnetic particle clutches and brakes

01-11-2008

Ogura's larger series of magnetic particle clutches and brakes (starting at 9lbs-ft up to 150 lbs-ft) are available with forced air cooling for increased heat dissipation. All units come standard with...

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