Stromag (www.stromaginc.com) says it has developed new coatings for servomotor brakes that increase friction and eliminate rust. Says the company's Bob MaLain, the coatings let engineers design equal performance into smaller packages. Smaller drive packages more common today place more demands on the holding brake to produce more torque for its size.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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