A manufacturer of thermoforming machines needed a holding brake. They wanted to continue to use a servo motor made in Japan and a gear reducer made in the USA but no one offered a brake that could go between the different faces of the two components. Faced with either costly design changes or abandoning one of these trusted components, the OEM approached Mach III for a solution.
Mach III solved the dilemma with this spring applied, air released friction brake. The output side of the brake (top photo) has a 1.625 Inch Shaft with standard keyseat to connect to the USA-made imperial gear box. The input side (bottom photo) has a 55mm bore and features a locking collar which connects the brake to the Japanese metric motor.