Mobile Robotics

Enhanced braking systems for Industrial Robotic Arms, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) provide advanced sophistication, superior battery conservation, and dynamic braking capabilities. BXR-LE (Low Energy) Model Brakes are specifically designed, engineered, and manufactured to provide increased performance and braking response, allowing the brakes to be held open at lower continuous voltages.

Contact us for more information on premium BXR Model Brakes for industrial robotic arm, Automated Guided Vehicle System, and Autonomous Mobile Robot applications, or browse our catalog for more product listings.

Autonomous Mobile Robots

Automated Mobile Robots offer 24/7 automated capabilities that provide advanced picking and sorting services for logistics, retail, agricultural, and manufacturing automation applications. Miki Pulley’s BXR and BXR-LE brake options ensure worker safety and improve AMR flexibility to help increase profits.

Automated Mobile Robot BXR Brake Applications

Our brakes are electrically actuated but are specifically designed to halt & hold torque mechanically. Miki Pulley provides precision-engineered brakes, shaft couplings, and clutches for industrial robotics. Featured BXR Model Brakes include:

BXR Brake Advantages for Autonomous Mobile Robots

Miki Pulley’s BXR brakes are power-off engaged designed; they do not consume power when stationary, only when the robot is in motion. This feature optimizes battery power management, ensuring worker safety and improving AMR flexibility. Additional BXR Brake advantages for AGVs include:
  • Power-off engaged brake, which optimizes battery power management by not consuming power when it is stationary
  • BXR model brakes save space and are roughly two-thirds the thickness of other similar brakes
  • Lightweight construction reduces idling wear
  • Can be installed on the output face of a motor, providing a significant advantage when the overall assembly must be contained in a small envelope
  • Power-off functionality ensures the brake will engage to stop and hold movement on command or if there is a power failure. 

Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are critical computer-controlled equipment found in fulfillment centers, industrial farming facilities, and other large-scale operations. Most AGVs are battery-operated and can require frequent recharging. Some AGV brakes also use significantly more power than others, exhausting battery life even faster and affecting productivity.

Automated Guided Vehicle System BXR-LE Brake Applications

With an ultra-compact and thin design that reduces energy consumption, lowers heat emissions, and provides higher torque for longer service life, Miki Pulley’s BXR-LE Brakes are ideal for various AMR applications. The BXR-LE Brake is designed to work as a holding brake or as a dynamic or emergency brake and features internal compression springs that halt and hold the rotor disc when the stator coil is re-energized.
Another key feature is the BEM power control module, which uses 24 VDC of power for a split second to overcome inertia, then only 7 VDC during operation.

BXR-LE Brake Advantages for Automated Guided Vehicle Systems

Some of the most significant benefits of utilizing BXR-LE brakes for your application include:
  • Extended battery life
  • Responsive holding
  • Fail-safe emergency braking
  • BEM power control module (24 VDC of power initially, then only 7 VDC during operation)
  • Lighter, slimmer design

Industrial Robotic Arms

Positive control and safety are essential in all facets of the robotics industry. In a catastrophic power failure, robotic arm movement must be captured and stopped to prevent mechanical collapse and equipment damage. Brakes for robotic arms should also be lightweight to minimize cantilevered loads and meet your technical requirements for backlash and torque.

Robotic Arm BXR Brake Applications

BXR Model robotic arm brakes feature low-inertia rotors that dramatically reduce both mass and drag wear while providing more than adequate strength. These robotic arm brakes have a lightweight design that significantly reduces idling wear and offers 5 Nm to 55 Nm of braking torque. The thin profile is roughly 2/3 the thickness of other industry-standard brakes, streamlining the articulating joint housing design.

Robotic Arm BXR-LE Brake Applications

BXR-LE Model robotic arm brakes have an ultra-compact design with a built-in power controller. This in-line controller decreases the voltage from 24 VDC to 7 VDC after a fraction of a second.  This enables the BXR-LE to maintain continuous operation at a lower voltage, optimizing power consumption and minimizing heat buildup. These robotic arm joint brakes offer 0.06 ~ 3.20 Nm braking torque. With 3 new sizes added, (06, 08, & 10), this expands the LE lineup to 16.0 Nm, but with a continuous low voltage mode of 12 VDC.

BXR Brake Advantages for Industrial Robotic Arms

Benefits of utilizing BXR and BXR-LE brakes for your application include:
  • Highly responsive
  • Fail-safe emergency braking
  • Low backlash performance
  • Precise positioning
  • Small and streamlined design

Contact Miki Pulley for Mobile Robotic Brake Options Today

Miki Pulley is your trusted source for precision quality BXR and BXR-LE brake options for your mobile robotic equipment needs. Contact us for more information or request a quote today.