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Safety Brakes Get Electronic Torque Regulation

A new intelligent braking torque control module on Mayr GmbH + Co. KG’s ROBA-stop® safety brakes makes it possible to decelerate devices and machines evenly and gently. If, however, the system detects the operating conditions and converts this information into a default signal for the new control module, electronic braking torque regulation is possible. In this way, machines can be decelerated gently and adapted to the respective system requirements. Furthermore, the new braking torque regulation makes it possible to compensate for negative influences on the braking torque consistency in applications requiring a constant braking torque within narrow tolerance limits.

The new, intelligent switching device is operated with 24- or 48-VDC voltage and can control brakes with a coil nominal current of 10 or 5 A. Brake rotor clamping force can be specified to 25%, 50% or 75% of the nominal spring force by means of two digital inputs. Overexcitation time can be automatically adjusted, and neither microswitches nor proximity sensors are necessary. Finally, the device takes possible wear reserves into account and can recognize unpermitted high temperatures. Its dimensions are 30 mm high, 69 mm wide and 103 mm long.

Online Planning/Design Tool

The new Schindler Plan is an online planning and design tool for elevators, escalators and moving walks. It is intended to guide users through simple, intuitive steps for configuring and creating drawings and specifications for architects and specification writers, who can download or email job-specific designs in the form of CAD drawings, BIM models or specifications. Users can find the mobility solution that best fits their needs after answering job-specific questions concerning aspects like travel height/distance, speed, capacity, elevator-door type options, power-supply needs, finishes/fixtures and seismic provisions.

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