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Nexen Brake Suited for Many Applications

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, MN | Nexen Group announces the release of the Zero-Backlash Spring Engaged (ZSE) brake family. The pneumatically released ZSE is said to offer high torque, high speed, and zero backlash ideal for holding applications. Unlike brakes using leaf springs to transmit torque, the ZSE is zero-backlash up to 100% of its rated holding torque, company says. 

Four different sizes (450, 600, 800, 1,000) are available for a wide variety of applications. The bore sizes are available in three standard sizes and can be easily customized for customer needs.

In addition, company offers an option to configure the ZSE with a smart feature. The ZSE brakes are available with internal sensors, reportedly making them ideal for Industry 4.0 compatibility. These sensors provide feedback and data to maximize machine safety and efficiency.

Highlights of the ZSE brake are said to include the following:

  • Speeds to 5.000 RP
  • Holding torque to 300 Nm
  • Zero-Backlash integral clamp colla
  • Low inertia
  • Customizable to wide range of shaft diameters
  • Cool operation
  • Compact housing
  • Optional smart feature for Industry 4.0 Compatibility


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