SG Transmission Robotics
SG Transmission manufacturers’ electromagnetic components for automation technology for applications such as industrial robots, machine tools and packaging machines. In addition to large industrial robots, delta robots or articulated robots, collaborative robots, commonly known as COBOTS, are steadily gaining market share with the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and therefore there has been an increase in demand in small, lightweight brakes.
High performance electromagnetic safety brakes designed and manufactured by SG Transmission can be tailored for any robotic application with varying operating principles, sizes and performance classes. We understand the need to create unique, application based solutions, as robots are manufactured for a wide range of tasks and in a variety of sizes. We specialise in this field and can manufacture high volumes as well as single items
Safety is paramount with single and multi-axis technology; safe braking protects people and ensures smooth production processes. AI work in the same environment as humans so integrated sensors triggers the brakes in an emergency. Occupational safety is directly related to the function of the brake.
Safety brakes (also known as closed-circuit brakes or fail-safe brakes) are used in the event of a power failure; a load must be held securely or immediately brought to a standstill in case of an emergency stop. This can be done by the use of a permanent magnet or spring-applied brakes.
The weight of the brake must be taken into account in the load calculation. Characteristic features and advantages of the respective series (in particular temperature behaviour with permanent magnet brakes) require expert knowledge and SG Transmission is your industry expert.
Permanent magnet brakes
Key features include zero backlash, power off brake engagement and fail safe. Permanent magnet brakes are typically used for static holding or parking brakes (E-stop brakes), with some dynamic capability.
Spring applied brakes
Key requirements are high torque, high temperature range (+/- oc) and a large bore. The spring-applied brakes are designed as holding brakes with emergency stop function for the integrated installation into servo motors.
SG Transmission clutches and couplings are ideal for robotics and automation applications as the backlash-free high-performance servo couplings ensures there is a consistent connection between shafts.