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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