SG Transmission develops custom fail-safe brake for cobots

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SG Transmission has designed and manufactured a custom fail-safe brake that is now being used in collaborative robots for a wide variety of applications.

SG Transmission develops custom fail-safe brake for cobotsSG Transmission has signed an agreement with a leading South Korean robot manufacturer to provide a permanent magnet brake that is small, lightweight and has a relatively high torque.

The UK Company, which designs and manufactures a range of electromagnetic clutches and brakes, was approached by the robot manufacturer which was seeking a supplier of high-quality permanent-magnetic brakes for collaborative robots (cobots).

SG Transmission's engineers designed and developed a bespoke fail-safe brake that is now being used widely in the robotics industry for cobots performing tasks such as laser eye surgery, pick-and-place operations and welding applications.

Due to the high accuracy of the work the robots are required to carry out, the customer needed a high-quality brake that did not affect the critical safety functions, coming to an immediate stop in any scenario, while also retaining the load.

SG Transmission could deliver as a trusted UK manufacturer. Neil Cook, Sales Manager at SG Transmission, says: "Following testing last year, the finalised brake solution is now successfully incorporated within in the robot."

Follow the link for more information about standard and custom brakes from SG Transmission.

09 January 2018

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