U.S. company Altra Industrial Motion, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial power transmission components, is using CeMAT to exhibit the innovative solutions offered by some of its popular brands for Logistics 4.0 applications. Examples set to attract considerable interest range from Warner Electric's ERD series of power-off brakes - which are designed to safely keep loads in position in the event of a power or motor failure - to pan-cake (PK) and PK captive electrically released emergency brakes. PK brakes benefit from a special friction material developed specifically for the forklift industry to prevent brakes from sticking. This is a regular occurrence when using standard friction materials and can make it extremely difficult to release the brake.
Sister brand Matrix will be adding to Warner Electric’s brake expertise with its 4EB and 4PMB load wheel brakes. Both these series combine zero backlash with a compact design that is ideal for forklifts, which have to negotiate very narrow aisles. Available in single- and multi-disc versions, the 4EB model is an electromagnetic parking brake, while the 4PMB series of permanent magnetic brakes features single-disc service and parking brakes.
Known for its innovative power transmission components for industrial drivetrain applications, Stromag is on show at CeMAT 2018, too, with the brand's hydraulic brakes taking center stage. Among the exhibits is the SHD series of hydraulic disc brakes for tower and port cranes. SHD emergency brakes are sufficiently robust and reliable for the challenging environmental conditions in which these cranes operate. The Warner Linear brand will also be represented at the Altra stand - together with a range of electromechanical actuators and associated controls ranging from user-friendly switch box control systems to state-of-the-art microprocessor-based digital electronic models. The brand new H-Track linear actuators will be of particular interest to this year’s CeMAT visitors, combining a high load-bearing capacity for ultra heavy duty operation with excellent ingress and corrosion resistance. Last but not least, the Guardian Couplings brand features a wide selection of precision flywheel couplings for power transmission applications.