Force Control Industries Inc.’s double C-face coupler brake mounts on the drive end of a standard C-Face motor, replacing the commonly used motor brakes mounted on the back of a special motor designed with a mounting flange and extended shaft on the fan end of the motor. The company says that this brake is characterized by:
- Mounting the brake between the reducer and C-Face motor allows a standard C-face motor to be used.
- Since many plants stock C-face motors for other applications, this eliminates the purchasing and stocking both of a brake motor, and a standard C-face motor, simplifying inventory and reducing costs.
- Applications include palletizers, packaging machinery, concrete block manufacturing, cranes and more.
- In addition to providing a savings on inventory costs for motors, the use of the brakes also reduces maintenance costs.