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Ogura's New Micro Brakes


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 both square and round designs. The newest round design is 10 mm in diameter. Length is as short as 9mm. Micro brakes can weigh 20g or less allowing for reduced inertia on fast moving robotic arm applications. Ogura brake coil designs allow for over-excitation, contributing to small size and low energy consumption, especially useful on battery powered equipment and/or mobile robots. All brakes are designed to reliably handle the equivalent torque load of the motor that it pairs with dimensionally. Standard coil voltage is 24, but other design voltages are possible. Also, brakes can come with bare lead wires or can come with customer supplied electrical connectors. 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 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and IATF 16949:2016. 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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