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Today’s medical device market demands patient-focused products marked by performance and safety. It’s not enough that systems move on demand. They also need to stop when required, no matter how big the load. For applications as varied as wheelchair lifts, surgical robots, or radiotherapy machines that move about the patient, safety brakes need to be […]

Aerospace technology is in a constant state of evolution. From engines and fueling systems to electronics, navigational instruments, and exterior designs, aerospace manufacturers and operators are always working to make aerospace equipment more streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective. Advances in aerospace actuation systems have been a key player in making aircraft faster, more maneuverable, and more […]

Since the 1980s, the advancement of medical technology has reached heights that medical professionals could previously only dream of. While the idea of surgical robotics may once have seemed impossible, this technology is available for many medical procedures today. At SEPAC, our team is constantly tracking the evolution of medical technology, enabling us to provide […]

Clutch and brake selection varies depending on the industry and specific application requirements. As such, there are a variety of clutch and brake options available based on the requirements of the machinery with which they will be used. In any use case, however, determining torque requirements is essential for selecting the appropriate clutch or brake. […]

This past weekend and for the first time in nine years, NASA astronauts were launched into space from US soil. This in and of itself was an achievement given all the time and effort that goes into this undertaking, but the successful lift-off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, FL was not the […]

Industry professionals commonly categorize actuators as either fluid power (i.e., hydraulic or pneumatic) or electromechanical (i.e., electric motor driven) actuators. While hydraulic actuators have long served as the standard choice, electromechanical solutions are increasingly taking their place in a wide range of industries. Some of the sectors in which the transition from hydraulic to electromechanical […]

Clutches and brakes are electromechanical devices used to transfer rotary motion or hold a load in place. Although their actions are relatively straightforward, there are a surprisingly large number of variables to consider when choosing the most appropriate clutch or brake for a particular system. Taking these considerations into account in the early phase of […]

SEPAC Metric Series Brakes – Large variety of low cost power-off and power-on designs with stock available for next day delivery. Perfect for prototyping and standard lead times of 4wks ARO for larger quantities. Designed and manufactured with long lasting robust materials with custom interface modifications available. Download the metric series brake brochure     […]

How Design Engineering Impacts the Value of the End Product Regardless of the market – medical, industrial, aerospace, or agriculture – end users are becoming more knowledgeable and demanding more when shopping for goods and services. Simultaneously, management is driving operations to do more with less, better, faster and cheaper. When companies are squeezed at […]

ELMIRA, NY – June 12, 2018 – SEPAC (www.sepac.com), an engineering company and manufacturer of motion control products including electromagnetic clutches and brakes, and Placid Industries, a manufacturer of magnetic particle brakes/clutches, hysteresis brakes and controls, have completed the integration of their businesses after a recent merger. Together, the companies can now offer OEMs a […]