Electromagnetic clutch and brake solutions for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs)
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are autonomously, or automatically controlled industrial vehicles used for transportation. An autonomously controlled AGV system learns and adapts to a changing environment, whereas an automatically controlled AGV system functions within defined parameters such as following wires or markers.
The term AGV often encompasses all transport systems which can function without human operation, or are ‘driverless’. Thought to be the future of manufacturing and warehouse automation, AGVs offer a cost effective and efficient solution to material handling and transport. Considered to be safer than manual alternatives, AGVs utilise safety sensors and devices to detect obstacles and stop until the obstruction has moved, preventing collisions and damage to goods or infrastructure.
Accurate and reliable braking is essential, not only to allow precise movement when maneuvering and completing processes, but to stop and hold position when not in motion. Typically, spring applied brakes or permanent magnet brakes offer the best solution for AGVs and AMRs. SG Transmission offers a wide range of electromagnetic brakes which can be customised to suit the specific requirements of any application.
Innovative drive technology and power transmission solutions. Designed by experts, engineered to meet your specific requirements and manufactured with the latest technology to guarantee safety, accuracy and performance.
Permanent magnet power off brakeLearn More
Permanent magnet power off brake
Fail-safe, zero backlash permanent magnet power off brakes for use in high precision, high power applications.
Spring applied power off brakeLearn More
Spring applied power off brake
Fail-safe, spring applied power off brakes for use in demanding applications. Designed with power-off brake engagement, engaging when electrical power supply is removed.
Flange mounted power on brakeLearn More
Flange mounted power on brake
Backlash free, electromagnetic flange mounted power on brake for energised stopping in static and dynamic applications.
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Our electromagnetic clutch and brake solutions are used in pioneering technology around the world. Guaranteeing safety, accuracy and performance for the power transmission and motion control applications of tomorrow.
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