Nexen Group, Inc. introduces Profile Guide Rail Brakes. Available in a wide range of sizes from 15 to 45, they provide fast engagement at 0.049 to 0.080 seconds, high static holding force to 2,600 N (585 lbs) and can be combined to provide higher holding forces as needed. They offer maintenance-free operation and are fully compatible with most guide rail manufacturers including THK, NSK, IKO, Hwin, INA, SKF, Star and Schneeberger. As a result, they are an ideal redundant safety system in a wide range of OEM and after market applications.
“These rail brakes are a versatile solution that can be retro-fitted in the field as well as designed into original equipment,” says Tony Kliber, Director of Engineering Precision Motion Control Products,
“And with brake body geometry that perfectly matches the guide rail bearings coupled with an adjustable shoe gap, Profile Guide Rail Brakes are quick and easy to install.”
The Nexen Rail Brake design offers users low backlash, accurate positioning, and excellent reliability. They are ideal for holding a load in position while failed reducers or motors are replaced. They also allow for the use of smaller drive systems because the brakes position and hold a load that might otherwise over power the drive system. The Rail Brakes clamp onto the center of profile guide rails to provide positive braking and holding in all axes without touching the bearing surface of the rail.