BRAKE SYSTEM FOR LINEAR GUIDE

Written by: Hepco Slide Systems Limited | Published:

The new Bishop-Wisecarver UtiliTrak® Carriage Brake System from linear motion specialist HepcoMotion®. It's a simple mechanism that allows the UtiliTrak® linear motion system to be manually locked at any user-selected position along the rail.

HepcoMotion® is known for its commitment to providing a wide choice of product variants and options that allow the optimum system to be created for the given application. The new Bishop-Wisecarver UtiliTrak® Carriage Brake System is a typical example. It's a simple mechanism that allows the UtiliTrak® linear motion system to be manually locked at any user-selected position along the rail.

UtiliTrak® comes into its own where low cost, easy installation and minimal maintenance are the primary application objectives. It provides high reliability in a sleek and compact design and is frequently specified where high load capacity, stiffness and positional accuracy are not the main priorities. Anti-friction movement, low noise, compactness and smooth running are its main qualities.

The two-component UtiliTrak® Carriage Brake System comprises a handle and a brake block which fits over the existing lubricator end caps. Its twin brake arms that straddle the rail are engaged and disengaged by turning the handle. The block itself is fabricated from aluminium and hard anodized for corrosion and abrasion resistance, good gripping/braking action and long life.

The brake system components are positioned below the carriage's payload mounting surface to minimise interference and the angular position of the handle arm can be adjusted to any position without affecting the brake engagement status or level of braking force. An additional brake assembly can be assembled at the opposite end of the wheel plate for added braking strength.

Suitable for four UtiliTrak® sizes (0, 1, 2 & 3) in the steel (SW), aluminium (PW) and Open Channel series, the new Carriage Brake System is ideal for applications where handle arm access space is limited. It is easily retrofitted by the end-user to existing UtiliTrak® systems or factory pre-assembled by HepcoMotion® on new systems.


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