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Fail safe power-off brake

SG Transmission has developed a 40 mm diameter static  holding brake (12 Volt DC, 0.6 Nm Torque) for a German automotive customer as a parking brake with fail safe power-off braking. The approach is a fully automated production process with single part feed, including an air gap pre-set during the manufacture… Read More

Spring Applied Brake – SG Transmission

SG Transmissions electromagnetic spring applied brakes are designed as a holding brake with emergency stop function that are ideal to integrate into servo motors. They can be mounted externally or integrated into the motor housing. The electromagnetic spring applied brake is one of our most versatile brakes with a torque… Read More

40,000 Newtons, Ø280mm diameter Electromagnet

SG Transmission has supplied a European distributor with their largest electromagnets designed and manufactured in their 47 years history. The design brief was to create an electromagnet with a holding force greater than 40,000 Newtons, which are used to mount, align and level the client’s large modular machine process weighing… Read More

Ultra Slim Permanent Magnet Brake

SG Transmission has supplied a robotics manufacturer with a new Ø56 diameter x 24.5mm Permanent Magnet Brake.  The client, who has applications such as servo motors and cobots, based in Asia with locations across the world, has worked with SG Transmission for a number of years. Adam Russell, the lead design engineer… Read More

We are hiring – Assembly Production Lead

An opportunity has arisen for an Assembly Production Lead to join the Stephenson Gobin operational team based at Bishop Auckland. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the successful candidate will manage assembly staff and continually improve the manufacturing assembly function within the company, ensuring the delivery of high volume, precision built… Read More

Spring Applied Fail Safe Brake

SG Transmission has supplied a motion control and factory automation company with a new Ø57 diameter Spring Applied Fail Safe Brakes. The client, who has applications such as servo motors and collaborate robots, with locations across the world, approached SG Transmission due to quality issues with their previous supplier. Adam… Read More

Meet SG Transmission at SPS IPC Drives 2018

We are pleased to be attending the SPS IPC Drives again next month. We’d like to meet anyone attending the exhibition interested in electromagnetic clutches and brakes for applications such as robotics, medical equipment, AGV vehicles, access control systems, and military. Read through our news items to see a range… Read More

SG Transmission proves good things do come in small packages

SG Transmission has designed a custom made, size Ø50 permanent magnet brake, for a major global motor manufacturer, which will meet the same performance criteria, whilst being 7% smaller. The client required a 4Nm brake design solution, reduced in size to fit its existing motor frame with flange square mounting,… Read More

Success for SG Transmission at SPS IPC Drives

On 27th November, representatives from SG Transmission attended the three day SPS IPC Drives Industrial Automation Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. As well as meeting up with existing customers to discuss ongoing projects, Sales Manager, Neil Cook; Technical Manager, Paul Short and German Sales Agent,… Read More

Meet SG Transmission at SPS IPC Drives

Get in touch if you would like to meet our Technical Manager, Paul Short; Sales Manager, Neil Cook; or our German Sales Agent, Bernd Dullenkopf at SPS IPC Drives from 28th – 30th November 2017. Based in Nuremberg, SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. Contact us if you… Read More

SG Transmission celebrates 45 years in motion control

SG Transmission is celebrating its 45th anniversary, a milestone that shows its commitment to innovation in an ever changing motion control industry. Established in 1972, SG Transmission has developed a strong global client base due to its focus on research and development in motion control, and its ability to design… Read More

Meet us at Interlift

Get in touch if you would like to meet our German sales agent at Interlift from Tuesday 17 October to Friday 20 October 2017. Interlift, in Augsburg sees leading manufacturers presenting their product innovations, as well as reviewing the latest trends concerning elevator technology. Contact us if you would like to… Read More

Electromagnetic brakes for virtual reality

SG Transmission is now spending a significant amount of time developing electromagnetic brakes for virtual reality (VR) technology, as its research and development team provide solutions to assist in safety, therapy and well-being applications. Once associated predominantly with gaming, virtual reality is fast becoming a boom industry for many sectors,… Read More

High torque brake for access control system heightens security

SG Transmission has successfully designed a customised brake for an access control system with torque 25% higher than the industry average. The high torque, electromagnetic toothed brake is used to control the gate of a high security door access control system. The design team at SG Transmission were approached by… Read More

Meet SG Transmission at IFSEC International

Are you visiting IFSEC International this month? Do you want to know more about our electromagnetic clutch and brake solutions? If you would like to meet with our Sales Manager, Neil Cook to discuss our range of innovative products, call the office on 01388 770 360 or email Held at the… Read More

SG Transmission’s magnetic clutch saves military vehicle

SG Transmission has designed and manufactured a magnetic clutch for a military vehicle. With a diameter of 118mm, the non-conventional friction magnetic clutch has a multi-pole design which gives a comparatively high torque of 35-40NM for its diameter. SG Transmission was approached when the existing clutches in the vehicle became… Read More

Curved permanent magnet brake

SG Transmission has designed a curved permanent magnet brake to be used in specialist medical equipment. The customised brake has been designed to control the height of a vertical and extendable pole, which moves linearly in oncology treatment machines. The dual curve surface brake increases the working face of the… Read More

Will you be visiting Hannover Messe?

Would you like to find out more about our range of electromagnetic clutches and brakes? Our Sales Manager Neil Cook will be at Hannover Messe from 24th – 28th April 2017. Contact us if you would like to meet up with Neil to discuss your application needs at the exhibition… Read More

Merry Christmas from SG Transmission

Please note – we are closed for Christmas from 11.30am on Friday 23rd December, reopening at 8.00am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.    

Meet us at SPS IPC Drives

Our Sales Manager Neil Cook will be at SPS IPC Drives this week from 22nd – 23rd November. SPS IPC Drives is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation based in Nuremberg. Contact us if you would like to meet Neil at the show to discuss any of our products.

Clutch brake secures SG Transmission five year deal with TGW

SG Transmission has signed a renewed five year contract with TGW Logistics Group to provide an innovative clutch brake solution for a conveyor application that will be employed in some of the world’s largest distribution networks. TGW Logistics Group, a global systems provider of automated logistic solutions, has been working… Read More

Permanent magnetic clutch now available

SG Transmission has designed and manufactured a permanent magnetic clutch for a global, medical device manufacturer. This replaces the need for a brake and clutch, saving money and weight. The fail-safe clutch utilises rare earth permanent magnets to generate the magnetic field to keep the clutch engaged should the power… Read More

New ultra-slim permanent magnetic brake

SG Transmission has launched a new ultra-slim, high torque, permanent magnetic brake with a brake field depth of less than 13mm. The design team at the British manufacturer of clutches and brakes, designed the brake specifically for a robotics manufacturer where length was restricted and footprint size limited. The ultra-slim… Read More

Hannover Messe 2016

Our Sales Manager Neil Cook is attending Hannover Messe this week from 25th – 29th April. Hannover Messe is the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology based at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Messegelände. Please get in touch if you would like to meet Neil at the show to… Read More

SG Transmission raises money for Christmas Jumper Day

Last week the SG Transmission and the British Engines Group celebrated Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the Trussell Trust Food Bank. On Friday 18th December, employees from across the seven businesses within the group made a monetary donation and brought in items of food, as well as wearing their… Read More

SG Transmission design hybrid product for industry leader

The design team at SG Transmission have been working with a customer to design a one of a kind hybrid product. The clutch with an electromagnetic toothed lock was developed in response to an enquiry from a brand leader in the medical devices market experiencing problems with its existing supplier…. Read More