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 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."
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