Valcor Releases New White Paper on Bi-Stable Brakes in Autonomous…

Valcor’s patented Bi-Stable Brake affords robotics designers the ability to control rotary motion in a compact, lightweight, and power-saving device. The brake requires no power to hold or release a rotating shaft.

Valcor Engineering Corporation, a world-class designer and manufacturer of custom precision fluid and motion controls for space, aircraft, nuclear, and scientific/industrial industries, has just released a new white paper entitled “Putting the Brakes on Mobile and Autonomous Robots.”

This paper discusses the history of mobile and autonomous robots and how bi-stable brakes can play a role in conserving battery power. “Valcor’s patented Bi-Stable Brake affords robotics designers the ability to control rotary motion in a compact, lightweight, and power-saving device. The brake requires no power to hold or release a rotating shaft,” stated Steve DiGerolamo, Business Unit Manager, Motion Control. “With the rapidly growing use of battery-powered mobile and autonomous robots, prolonging battery life is crucial to their successful implementation. Depending on the duty cycle, use of the Bi-Stable Brake can typically prolong battery life by up to 15-20%, compared to conventional electromagnetic power off brakes, allowing the robot to remain in service for longer periods of time between charges.”

The full paper can be found here: https://www.valcor.com/putting-brakes-mobile-autonomous-robots/

About Valcor

Valcor Engineering Corporation (http://www.valcor.com), founded in 1951, designs and manufactures solenoid valves and other fluid control components, as well as subsystems, clutches, brakes and OBIGGS systems in critical applications in the aerospace, nuclear, light industrial and scientific industries. Headquartered in Springfield, New Jersey, Valcor’s world-class staff of engineers, designers, and technical support personnel utilize fully equipped, modern test facilities to test the most precise and exacting standards.

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