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SEPAC, Inc is honored to partner with Motiv Space Systems, Inc. on new technology for future flight missions, including space flight. Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Sequential Phase II Program, Motiv Space Systems has been awarded a $5 million contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop the Distributed Extreme […]

There are two basic types of Electromagnetic Brakes. “Power On” (Magnetically Engaged) and “Power Off” (Spring Engaged). Most brakes (covering several markets) work with Direct Current applied (DC). 24VDC is popular. When power is applied an Electromagnetic Field is generated. This field has a normal force created by the strength of the coil (magnetic flux) […]

Robotics applications are quickly increasing and advancing, and these automation trends are being influenced by consumer demand and preference. From a modern lifestyle that prioritizes speed and convenience to companies that can’t manage the risk of a large upfront investment, there are underlying trends shaping the robotics of the future—and today.  Consumer Demand Calls for […]

Permanent magnet brakes (PMB) and spring engaged brakes (SEB) are safe and efficient braking mechanisms for halting and holding a load in place. They work in the absence of power and have distinct features that make them ideal for a range of applications. When selecting the ideal brake solution for an application, it is vital […]

Robotics play an important role in a wide range of industries, and they require high-performance brakes to ensure safe and effective operation. Although robotics systems have safety measures in place, brakes grant the added ability to apply intentional torque and increase safety by offering emergency stop or hold features. At SEPAC, we specialize in creating […]

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 […]