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All manufacturing & assembly is done in our 9800 square ft. building, in Lake Placid, NY, USA.

machines photo   CNC Lathe & Machining Center


(left) Brother machining center &
(right) Mori-Seiki CNC lathe make precision parts for our brakes & clutches.




Brother (the same company that makes sewing machines, fax machines & printers) makes the best tapping-drilling-milling machines.

Mori Seiki is the world's premier machine tool builder.

machine photo   Brother Machining Centers


(Left) Drilling & tapping B150 brake case.

(Right) Drilling & milling H85 hysteresis brake body.


machine photo   Schutte Screw Machines


Making pole blanks for B150 magnetic particle brake on our biggest of 3 Schuttes.


6 bars of metal, up to 3-7/16" diameter, are simultaneously machined.
After cut off, the part slides down the chute.



View the video of the smallest Schutte making B1 brake pole blanks.

machine photo   Grinding

Grinding the shaft of C130 clutch 'shaft-disk' assembly.

Grinding makes very precise parts.



We have 3 high precision Swiss-made Tschudin cylindrical grinders, 3 Lidkoping centerless grinders, a USA-made Blanchard rotary surface grinder, 2 horizontal surface grinders and an Okamoto internal grinder

brake photo   Brakes, in our assembly room


Model B60-1F brake, heading to Germany, for tensioning media in digital printing presses.




We torque test every brake & clutch.

We wind & solder our own coils, manufacture & zinc electroplate the machined parts & calibrate our torque testers in house.


owners photo   Owners

(Right) Jeff Pedu, President

(Left) Jason Pedu, V.P.


At the summit of Whiteface Mt. - 2014

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