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Thomson, a supplier of linear drive and control systems, has announced the online availability of its friction clutch and brake models catalogue.

As well as describing each individual product in detail and its performance feature, the catalogue provides a guide to selecting the right technology for a specific application.

Friction brakes and clutches work on the principle of a connection between motor and load, whereby two parallel shafts are linked via electromagnetic pulleys, gear wheels or rollers.

There are two different types of friction brake – working brakes and electro-release brakes – both of which are applied and released by means of spring pressure.

They provide an electrically switchable means of stopping and or/holding a load.

Detailed drawings illustrate this principle of operation, with explanatory texts describing each individual product model.

The catalogue also features actual examples showing how the clutches and brakes can be used in practical applications.

These examples include everything from a traction and lift drive for a forklift truck to a vehicle door system and equipment for lifting patients.

There are even instances illustrating use of the components in the aerospace industry.

To allow customers to select the technology that is most suitable and the right model, the catalogue offers two different approaches.

First, selection based on motion, where the clutches and brakes are categorised based on the type of motion.

The basic types of motion are starting, switching, slip, deceleration and stopping.

Each of these types of motion has its own symbol, which appears where relevant on the catalogue’s product pages.

This enables a potential customer who knows which type of motion their application involves to locate the right product quickly.

Selection based on key performance data is another way of finding the right product, whereby a clutch or brake is selected on the basis of specific performance features.

These features include values such as torque, speed, accuracy and so on.

By referring to a comparison table, users can decide whether a wrap-spring brake or a friction clutch/brake offers the best solution to requirements.

The catalogue is rounded off by a technical glossary that defines all terms relating to clutches and brakes in detail and includes a conversion table for major units of measurement.

Thomson catalogue details clutch and brake models

Thomson, a supplier of linear drive and control systems, has announced the online availability of its friction clutch and brake models catalogue.

As well as describing each individual product in detail and its performance feature, the catalogue provides a guide to selecting the right technology for a specific application.

Friction brakes and clutches work on the principle of a connection between motor and load, whereby two parallel shafts are linked via electromagnetic pulleys, gear wheels or rollers.

There are two different types of friction brake – working brakes and electro-release brakes – both of which are applied and released by means of spring pressure.

They provide an electrically switchable means of stopping and or/holding a load.

Detailed drawings illustrate this principle of operation, with explanatory texts describing each individual product model.

The catalogue also features actual examples showing how the clutches and brakes can be used in practical applications.

These examples include everything from a traction and lift drive for a forklift truck to a vehicle door system and equipment for lifting patients.

There are even instances illustrating use of the components in the aerospace industry.

To allow customers to select the technology that is most suitable and the right model, the catalogue offers two different approaches.

First, selection based on motion, where the clutches and brakes are categorised based on the type of motion.

The basic types of motion are starting, switching, slip, deceleration and stopping.

Each of these types of motion has its own symbol, which appears where relevant on the catalogue’s product pages.

This enables a potential customer who knows which type of motion their application involves to locate the right product quickly.

Selection based on key performance data is another way of finding the right product, whereby a clutch or brake is selected on the basis of specific performance features.

These features include values such as torque, speed, accuracy and so on.

By referring to a comparison table, users can decide whether a wrap-spring brake or a friction clutch/brake offers the best solution to requirements.

The catalogue is rounded off by a technical glossary that defines all terms relating to clutches and brakes in detail and includes a conversion table for major units of measurement.

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