Mechanical brakes arrest the energy of a machine or object via force, most commonly friction. Most individuals are familiar with automotive brakes, but mechanical brakes are also essential in material handling, manufacturing, and other power transmission applications.
Mechanical brakes function via force delivered to a body in rotary or linear motion, such as an axle, shaft, or wheel, to slow or stop motion. Mechanical brakes are often in an assembly with a mechanical clutch for engaging and...
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