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Nexen Stopping & Holding

Nexen has a solution for all your Power-off, E-stop, or Zero backlash Requirements.


Nexen Servo Brakes

Servomotor brakes stop the load quickly and safely with bidirectional braking capabilities. During a power loss the motor has no holding torque allowing the ball screw to back drive and the load to drop.

Product Highlights

  • Holds in both vertical and horizontal orientations
  • Models for all major servo motor manufacturers
  • Low backlash
  • No wearing parts, lubrication or maintenance

Typical Applications

  • Automotive
  • Cyclical operations
  • Food production, meets IP67
  • Gantry routing
  • Semiconductor

Nexen Ball Screw Brakes

A frequent requirement in Aerospace manufacturing is to eliminate load back-driving on precision ball screws in vertical orientation. Spring Engaged, mechanical lock technology assures high torque capacity and low backlash.

Ball Screw Brakes

Product Highlights

  • Power-off/spring engaged/air released
  • Bi-directional braking
  • Fast engagement
  • Low backlash & inertia
  • Allows thermal expansion of ball screw

Typical Applications

  • Custom lifts
  • Work platforms
  • Dust & waterproof conditions meets IP67
  • Machining centers

Nexen Guide Rale Brakes

Guide Rail Brakes with mounted sensors indicating the state of operation are ideal for E- stop and redundant safety braking applications. Protecting the safety of operators and machines are playing greater roles in machine design.

Guide Rale Brakes

Product Highlights

  • Holds in both vertical and horizontal orientations
  • Models for all major rail manufacturers
  • Clamps directly on center of the guide rail
  • Low backlash
  • No lubrication or maintenance required

Typical Applications

  • Medical equipment & hospital beds
  • Gantry Axis braking
  • Industrial Door Open/Close locking
  • Window and Door Mfg.
  • Primary and Secondary Packaging

Nexen Rod Locks

Motor coil winding equipment requires precise holding, fast engagement and high cycle rates over millions of cycles. Rod locks are used to hold the stator platform as wire coils are packed into the stator. A second application is holding the coil-winding apparatus during the winding operation.

Nexen Rod Locks

Product Highlights

  • Models for round guide rail and air cylinders
  • Precision operation maintains accurate positioning
  • Large clamping surface ensures consistent performance
  • Sealed to withstand environments- meets IP67 & NEMA 4
  • Spring-engaged units engage in Power-off situations

Typical Applications

  • Cyclical operations
  • Food production, meets IP67
  • Gantry routing
  • Platen presses
  • Automotive Production

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NexSafe

Functional Safety Certified Rail Brakes, Servomotor Brakes, Rod Locks,

Linear Positioning

Rack & Roller Pinion Systems. Long Travel, High Speed & Accuracy with Zero Backlash

Rotary Positioning

Gears & Gear Segments, Zero Backlash Geared Bearings, Compact Packaged Rotary Indexers, Heavy Load Indexers.

Stopping & Holding

Servo Brakes, Ball Screw Brakes, Guide Rail Brakes, Rod Locks.

Engaging & Disengaging A Load

Engaging & Disengaging A Load

Tooth Clutches, Friction Clutches, Clutch/Brake Combinations

Stopping & Holding A Load During Machine Operation

Air Engaged Friction Brakes, Caliper Brakes, Spring Engaged Friction Brakes