Tension Brake - Hysteresis Brake

Tension Brake – Precise Control With Hysteresis Brakes

Achieving precise tension control is crucial across a wide range of applications. Plaid Industries’ hysteresis brakes provide superior tension control for applications such as narrow web handling, wire and cable manufacturing, electric motor testing, and more. A Placid Industries tension brake ensures smooth operation, minimizes material waste, and enhances overall productivity. Unlike traditional brakes, hysteresis…

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Applications for Magnetic Particle Clutches

Placid Industries is a leader in manufacturing the smoothest operating magnetic particle clutches available. Their unique design offers users the ability to control tension by adjusting the provided current. To assist with this function, Placid Industries supplies its customers with constant current power supplies manufactured specifically for magnetic particle brakes and clutches, as well as…

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How To Choose the Right Magnetic Particle Clutch

Clutches are vital components in many machines, enabling the engagement and disengagement of power transmission between rotating shafts. In applications requiring tensioning, resistance, or testing, clutches primarily focus on controlling force and allowing the accurate execution of tasks. With a well-selected clutch, the machine can operate at optimal efficiency and productivity, resulting in better product…

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Everything You Need To Know About Torque Control

Click to Expand Accurate and efficient machinery operation hinges on proper torque control. Failure to control this rotational force can lead to slack and winding issues, damaging equipment and impairing precise placement. On the other hand, effective torque control ensures smooth operation, avoiding entanglement and preserving optimal performance. This article will discuss the fundamentals of…

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How To Size Hysteresis Brakes

Click to Expand A hysteresis brake is a specialized device that utilizes magnetic fields to transfer torque from one shaft to another. The coil produces a magnetic field while the primary pole structure directs and concentrates the magnetic field. The rotating hysteresis drag cup is connected to the output shaft which is supported by ball…

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Tensioning with Magnetic Particle Brakes & Clutches

How to build precise unwinding/rewinding systems using simple, easy to use technology. Magnetic particle brakes can provide an adjustable braking tension for unwinding film, wire or any web.  Magnetic particle clutches can provide an adjustable tension for rewinding the same.  Simple, effective tensioning systems can easily be built when each are teamed with a D.C.…

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Magnetic Particle Brakes for Packaging or Labeling Machines

Precision tension control is needed for many types of packaging or labeling machinery. Stretch-wrap machines wrap thin plastic around boxes stacked tall on a pallet, to keep the boxes secure and prevent movement during shipping. Automatic machines also apply plastic labels or film from a large supply roll onto drink containers or other food and…

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Hysteresis Brakes

How the Placid Cog-Buster Eliminates Cogging

Hysteresis Brakes: Torque Without Physical Contact The coil produces a magnetic field while the primary pole structure directs and concentrates the magnetic field. The rotating hysteresis drag cup is connected to the output shaft which is supported by ball bearings. The primary pole structure produces alternating polarity tangentially magnetizing sections in the drag cup. As the…

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BRAKES & CLUTCHES – For precision applications

Magnetic particle and hysteresis type brakes & clutches are used for precision torque & tension control. Brakes – When energized, the shaft becomes coupled to the brake’s housing. Typical applications:  Brakes can provide adjustable torque for unwinding (payout) of webs, such as wire, foil & paper.  Another popular application: Brakes can provide adjustable torque loads…

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