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New Permanent Magnet Brake Animation Video Created by Ogura


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 brakes, holding force is created by permanent magnets and released by energizing the magnetic field. Permanent magnet brakes are higher torque and smaller diameter versus spring applied brakes. Permanent magnet brakes also allow torque to be controlled by varying the offsetting current to the brake. Brakes are used on a wide variety of medical, robotic and other motion control applications.

These are available on our website and also on our YouTube channel.

Ogura has been producing clutches and brakes since 1938. Over that time, we have developed over 5,000 different models of clutches and brakes. Although Ogura primarily produces electromagnetic clutches and brakes, we also produce magnet particle, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and a variety of specialty products. Ogura is the world's largest manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes. Current manufacturing capacity is over 30 million units per year. To provide localized support, we have manufacturing plants spread throughout the world in Asia, The Americas, and Europe. All manufacturing facilities are ISO recognized and conform to the ISO 9001;2008, ISO 140001, and ISO/TS 16949.

If you would like us to build a special product for you or to modify one of our existing standard models, please contact us at 732-271-7361, and we will assist you in finding a product that will meet your needs. Or if you prefer, please visit our website at for immediate information. Ogura Industrial Corp. Somerset, NJ.

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