Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Manual Brake for UtiliTrak® Compact Linear Guides

We are pleased to announce the addition of a compact carriage brake system to our UtiliTrak linear guide product line (you can download the PDF product sheet here). Ideal for applications with limited access, this option provides a simple two-component assembly solution for manually securing a carriage to linear guide rail.

Key features include:
- Brake is fabricated from aluminum then hard anodized to protect against corrosion and abrasion with the added benefit of good braking action, grip and long life
- Available in four sizes to fit UtiliTrak linear guide sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3
- Can easily be retro-fitted to existing applications or factory pre-assembled on new systems
- A second brake assembly can be added to the opposite end if more brake strength is needed
- Interference is minimized because brake system components are positioned below the carriage's payload mounting surface
- Position of the handle can be adjusted to any angle without affecting the brake position or strength

To learn more about this new UtiliTrak Linear Guide feature, check out the press release [ here ] or download the product sheet [ PDF ]