MOTION CONTROL: Nexen introduces a complete line of servomotor brakes designed to mount to servomotors up to 20 horsepower. The Eclipse Servomotor Brake family is comprised of spring-engaged servomotor brakes equipped with a split hub, zero backlash clamp collar for attachment to the servomotor shaft. With superior torque outputs, these brakes provide rugged durability for dynamic stopping applications. Eclipse brakes offer consistent long-lasting performance with no maintenance needed. Eclipse brakes deliver at least 20-50 percent more torque than competitive brakes while providing a safe and simple operation.
The easy-to-use, flange-mounted Eclipse Servomotor Brakes solve many of the problems associated with brake motors. The brakes can be used with standard servomotors for easy integrated brake motor modular functionality. Eclipse brakes come in a variety of input and output flange/shaft combinations, all designed to increase machine safety.
Eclipse Servomotor Brakes are specifically engineered to provide an ideal solution for the following applications:
Provides reliable performance for intermittent dynamic stopping
Features brakes for holding and E-stop applications
Offers high-speed capability-engineered and balanced for servo applications
Features of Eclipse Servomotor Brakes that make them particularly effective and convenient to use include:
High torque from 2 to 125 Nm to sufficiently stall the servomotor; 50 percent more torque than competitive models
Zero backlash for accurate holding
High tensional rigidity; no system wind-up
Integral flanges adapt to any servomotor and mounting style
NEMA 23, 34 and 42 frame sizes
Numerous Eclipse Servomotor Brake models and options are available to allow optimal flexibility and use, including:
Seven size models SBP- 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 11 with split-hub/shaft collar shaft mounting
Square flanges range in size from 57 to 265 mm (2.25 to 10.4 in.)
Brake torque is four times internal servo motor brakes at 2.3 to 125 Nm (20 to 1100 inch- lb)
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.