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Lightweight Brakes for Tight Spaces (.PDF Download)

If space is limited and saving weight is critical, the XS Series of brakes from Warner Electric, New Hartford, Conn., are good options for reliable, statically engaged/disengaged brakes. These spring-set holding brakes are said to be the smallest on the market, with the holding performance of 1.5 to 50 N-cm of holding torque. The composite friction material used in the brakes was a key to keeping them small...

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