ZSE Spring Engaged Brakes

Introducing the New ZSE Brake Family

The Nexen Advantage

Continually testing and improving products as well as developing new technology, Nexen's contribution to the industry is now illustrated in the ZSE Zero-Backlash Through-Shaft Brake. With countless bore sizes available, Nexen offers an off-the-shelf, zero-backlash braking solution for shaft holding applications. These spring-engaged, air released brakes eliminate the performance problems associated with electrical brakes for consistent, long lasting performance.

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Nexen Smart ZSE Brakes (ZSES) are available with Industry 4.0 compatible smart internal sensors. These sensors provide data to maximize machine efficiency and safety.
     * Disengagement Verification
     * Internal Temperature Sensor


Nexen ZSE Brakes are capable of zero-backlash holding up to 100% of rated torque. Some competitors "zero-backlash" brakes use a hub/rotor with a flexible "leaf or diaphragm spring" to transfer torque. As a result, some competitors brakes only achieve zero-backlash when utilizing as low as 10% of their full rated torque.

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Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize Nexen

The 18th annual Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize companies, individuals, and technologies driving progress in the fields of advanced product design, engineering, and manufacturing. Submissions are open to all U.S. companies, and every year hundreds of entries are received. Winners were selected based on the level of innovation, benefits to user, and market differentiation.

The 2019 award winners were chosen by a larger panel of judges than ever before, comprised of industry experts from disciplines including Motion Control, IoT, Automotive, 3D Printing, and Materials, as well as the experienced editors of Design News.

Nexen’s ZSE Spring Engaged Brake received a Bronze level award in the category of Automation & Motion Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices.