Force Control introduces Quick Ship Program for MagnaShear™ Motor Brakes

Force Control Industries introduces a quick ship program for MagnaShear motor brakes, with American-made parts ready for assembly in as little as a day.  Brakeless brake motors from ¾ to 5 HP are also in stock, so that assembled brake motors can be delivered quickly, eliminating the supply chain woes, and the need to use inferior dry friction braking systems.   For example, a MagnsShear brake mounted to a high-quality Baldor cast iron C face severe duty motor can be shipped within a day or two.  Brake and motor assembly can be painted together, which is ideal for marine and washdown duty applications, and others.  MagnaShear motor brake assemblies feature oil shear technology, so they do not require regular maintenance or adjustment.  With quiet, smooth operation and high accuracy and repeatability, they provide a long service life (typically 5-10x that of dry friction brakes).  Ideal for use in a diverse range of industries and applications, these brake assemblies excel in applications with high cycle counts and repeatability. .

They are totally enclosed, making them impervious to dust, dirt, water, oil, and other contaminants often found in harsh environments.  Proven oil shear technology transmits torque between lubricated surfaces – thereby eliminating wear on friction surfaces.  A patented fluid recirculation system dissipates heat – eliminating heat build-up which is the most common problem in dry braking systems.  Elimination of the wear significantly increases service life and virtually eliminates adjustment which also elongates maintenance intervals.   The oil shear technology also provides a smooth “cushioned” stop which reduces shock to the drive system, further extending the service life of downstream components.  Details on the Made-in-America MagnaShear assembled brake motors can be seen at .

How Oil Shear Works

Unlike dry brakes, oil shear technology includes a layer of automatic transmission fluid between the brake disc and the drive plate.  As the fluid is compressed, the fluid molecules shear – thus imparting torque to the other side.  This torque transmission causes the rotating discs to decelerate against the stationary plates bringing them down to stop.  Since most of the work is done by the fluid particles in shear, wear is virtually eliminated.  Elimination of wear also eliminates the need for adjustments which are common for dry braking systems.

In addition to transmitting torque, a patented fluid recirculation system helps to dissipate heat which is the major problem with traditional dry brakes.  Along with heat removal and torque transmission, the fluid serves to continually lubricate all components of the oil shear brake, elongating their service life.  MagnaShear brakes with oil shear technology provide significantly longer service life, characterized by virtually maintenance-free operations.

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