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10 07, 2020

Evolution of Medical Technology & Surgical Robotics

By | 2020-07-14T10:12:08-05:00 July 10th, 2020|

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 [...]

23 06, 2020

How to Calculate the Torque Required When Sizing a Clutch or Brake

By | 2020-07-28T10:24:21-05:00 June 23rd, 2020|

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. [...]

1 06, 2020

What Does May 31, 2020 Mean to SEPAC?

By | 2020-06-01T15:29:59-05:00 June 1st, 2020|

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 [...]

27 03, 2020

Why Switch From Hydraulic to Electromechanical Actuator Solutions?

By | 2020-03-27T12:33:06-05:00 March 27th, 2020|

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 [...]

27 02, 2020

3 Essential Brake and Clutch Considerations for Design Application

By | 2020-03-11T15:26:21-05:00 February 27th, 2020|

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 [...]

21 03, 2019

SEPAC Metric Series Brakes

By | 2020-01-28T05:37:11-05:00 March 21st, 2019|

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.      

5 09, 2018

How Design Engineering Impacts the Value of the End Product

By | 2018-10-03T15:11:04-05:00 September 5th, 2018|

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 [...]

12 06, 2018

SEPAC, Inc and Placid Industries Complete Merger and Integration

By | 2018-09-06T14:23:37-05:00 June 12th, 2018|

ELMIRA, NY – June 12, 2018 – SEPAC (, 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 [...]

23 03, 2018

SEPAC Releases Power Off Brakes for Aerospace/Defense Winch & Hoist Systems

By | 2018-09-06T14:36:19-05:00 March 23rd, 2018|

ELMIRA, NY –– SEPAC announces high-performance power off brakes for aerospace/defense winch and hoist systems. The company currently offers three brake designs for different winch and hoist applications including helicopter rescue and cargo hoists, and cargo winches for various aerospace applications such as cargo planes. Suitable for 12,000 to 20,000+ RPM, depending on application High-performance [...]

22 12, 2017

SEPAC Releases Line of Thrust Reverser Brakes for Aviation

By | 2018-09-06T14:36:10-05:00 December 22nd, 2017|

ELMIRA, NY – SEPAC announces a line of high-performance thrust reverser brakes, which are used to prevent the thrust reversers on an airplane from being engaged in flight. SEPAC’s thrust reverser brakes are suitable for any aerospace application, and are currently used on platforms such as the Airbus A380 wide-body jet and the Irkut MC-21 [...]


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