28 Feb. 2019
Apart from the permanent magnet brakes, Kendrion offers also spring-applied brakes for robotics. They are closed in currentless state. This feature characterizes safety brakes. Kendrion explains here the functionality and the significant benefits of the Servo Slim Line.
Industrial robots are as diverse as the tasks they perform. It is possible to find proper safety brakes for different sizes, designs and loads, but there is no ready-made solution for all applications. The brake specialist Kendrion has been active in the robotics market for many years and stocks safety brakes with different operating principles in its product portfolio. Thus, there is a suitable brake solution perfectly attuned to installation space, holding force, lifetime or temperature range for almost all robot models, for big industrial robots as well as for small articulated, delta or collaborative robots. The brake specialists support through selection, advice on technical questions or application-specific developments for special requirements.
The different operating principles of spring-applied and permanent magnet brakes which Kendrion offers provide an ideal starting point. In both technologies brakes are closed in currentless state. This feature characterizes safety brakes; in case of power failure, e.g. by cable breakage, the system is kept safe resp. brought to a standstill. Beyond that there are fundamental differences, however. Due to their specific operating principles their characteristic features make them suitable for different fields of application in the wide range of robotics.