About Placid Industries

For more than 50 years, Placid Industries has continued to produce high-quality products with strong technical performance. With a business model based on performance, rapid delivery and responsive customer service, Placid has become a trusted supplier of clutches and brakes to a diverse, global customer base across a wide range of industries.

Placid Industries’ products are well known throughout the US and Europe for tension control applications where unwinding/rewinding is required or in applications where torque needs to be controlled independently of RPM. Placid also has the capability to package entire systems which may include a brake or clutch, power supply and potentiometers or ultrasonic sensors for live feedback.

Founded in 1973, Placid Industries was originally located in Lake Placid, NY. In June 2018, Placid completed a merger with SEPAC, Inc., a custom engineering company and manufacturer of motion control products including electromagnetic clutches and brakes, and relocated to its state-of-the-art facility in Elmira, NY.

Placid continues to provide clutches and brakes with superior performance, competitive pricing, and rapid turnaround to customers around the globe.  We look forward to working with you on your next application!