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Electronic Braking Systems for Wood Working

Is your woodworking shop as safe as it can be? Shop accidents can happen to anyone, from a new hobbyist to seasoned woodworking professionals. Even if you are taking precautions, mistakes can still happen.  These days there are more advanced ways to prevent injury. Technologies like electronic braking systems (EBS) can stop a blade in two seconds.  [...]

2021-06-09T21:09:54-05:00June 23rd, 2021|General|

Electric Motor Brake Troubleshooting: How to Ensure Safe Brakes

Electric motor brake safety is easy to achieve if you know how to troubleshoot. Many people who don't know how to troubleshoot their motor brakes end up spending money on replacements and service calls. In a lot of situations, their problems are simple oversights that are easily fixed. In this article, we discuss how to [...]

2021-06-23T08:33:07-05:00June 22nd, 2021|General|

Metal Working: Brakes for Metal Cutting Machine Tools

Did you know that there are approximately 18,000 injuries in the machine shop industry every year in the United States? This makes it one of the most accident-prone industries in the country. Many of these injuries are attributable to malfunctioning metal working machines, such as milling equipment, grinders, and lathes. This makes a motor’s braking [...]

2021-06-09T21:14:38-05:00June 16th, 2021|General|

Electric Brake Failure and How to Prevent It

Clutches and brakes are an essential part of working with heavy machinery. They help increase the productivity of industrial processes.  While using these systems, it's important to learn about how they work. It will allow you to master controlling them and lengthen their lifespan. However, no matter how much we know, machines can fail us at [...]

2021-05-17T10:12:06-05:00May 31st, 2021|General|

Machine Shop Safety Guide

The machine shop industry has grown significantly in the last three years, amassing more than $38.3 billion in industry revenue. Although the industry is showing tons of success, that doesn't mean that those who work in a machine shop don't have to adhere to safety rules. If you're stepping foot into a machine shop, you [...]

2021-05-17T10:10:39-05:00May 24th, 2021|General|

What Is Dynamic Braking and How Does It Work?

Sometimes the speed at which motor's function can be too much for a project. Faulty braking functionality has been known to cause mass recalls and accidents. Dynamic Braking, almost like a failsafe generator in action, can be advantageous in these situations. This guide will show you how Dynamic Braking works and how it can help [...]

2021-04-11T11:46:15-05:00April 15th, 2021|General|

The Difference Between a Single-Phase and a Three-Phase Motor

When you're using a device that uses electricity, you'll typically see the type of power supply it could be. The standard supply for homes and businesses is an AC power supply. Within each source of power is the type of electrical phase that it is categorized into. The two categories are single-phase and three-phase. Although [...]

2021-03-25T17:57:54-05:00March 25th, 2021|General|
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