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Nexen Rail Brakes Now Available in Additional Sizes with Wider Compatibility
Nexen Group, Inc. Posted 03/08/2018
Profile Guide Rail Brakes Are Ideal Redundant Safety System in OEM & Field Retro-Fitting Applications
Vadnais Heights, MN – Nexen Group, Inc. Profile Guide Rail Brakes are now available in a wider range of sizes: 15mm to 65mm, and are fully compatible with an even wider range of guide rail manufacturers including: THK, NSK, IKO, HIWIN, INA, SKF, Star, Bosch, Accu Tech and Schneeberger. As a result, they provide great first fit and ideal redundancy in a wide range of OEM and after market applications. Profile Guide Rail Brakes 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 also offer maintenance-free operation.
“Nexen rail brakes are a versatile solution that can be easily retro-fitted in the field, as well as designed into original equipment,” says Hank Schilling, Motion Control Product Manager, “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 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.
About Nexen Group, Inc.
Nexen Group, Inc., is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control solutions including linear drive systems, precision rotary indexers, and linear locking components. Nexen group’s power transmission products include spring set brakes, tooth clutches and torque limiters for a wide variety of automation applications in the Aerospace, Robotics, Machine Tool, Automotive, Packaging, Material Handling and Medical industries.
The Company’s heritage is built on producing technically superior products while providing the highest level of customer support. As a leading manufacturer of precision motion control components, power transmission and web tension control products, Nexen works to remain at the forefront of cutting edge engineering and production excellence. Their production capabilities include computerized control and testing systems, dry cutting applications, special coating processes, over 80 multi-axis precision CNC machine tools and automated assembly. Nexen customers experience innovations that adhere to industry specifications, optimize their metrics and provide solutions focused on increased uptime, longer machine life and reduced maintenance.