PD1000 - Super Heavy Duty Stop

PD1000 – Super Heavy Duty Stop

Capable of stopping up to 7 tons!

The Kentucky Gauge PD1000 can stop the heaviest loads that you can throw at it. The double Auto-brake, located directly on the moving carrier, consists of two pneumatic clamp cylinders for maximum braking force. With its pneumatic retract and gauge arm lift, the PD1000 is designed for high productivity steel applications. The massive gauge arm comes standard with integrated stroke stop system to slow down and stop the driven conveyor.

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Key Features

5-Micron Linear Encoder - Non-Contact and Wear-Free

5-Micron Linear Encoder – Non-Contact and Wear-Free

Our linear encoders boast a resolution of 0.005mm, allowing you to achieve unparalleled length accuracies. The non-contact nature of these encoders ensures high-accuracy measurements for a lifetime.

Unlike rotary encoders, there are no moving parts. All the mechanical components found in rotary encoders (flange, shaft, bearings, etc.) are not needed, which eliminates mechanical failures.

Rack and Pinion Drive - Rugged and Reliable

Rack and Pinion Drive – Rugged and Reliable

Unlike belt drive systems, our rack and pinion drive isn’t prone to wear or fatigue. Moreover, we’re not limited by the belt length. We can build the PD1000 to measure ANY LENGTH that you require.

Fully Programmable with I/O's for any Equipment or Tool

Fully Programmable with I/O's for any Equipment or Tool

Our controllers are fully programmable to do exactly what you need them to do. The controllers are simple to program at the keypad without requiring specialized training. If you require nesting and optimization, programs can be optimized using Excel and downloaded to the controllers using our supplied software.

We also include a free-standing controller stand that allows you to place the controller where it’s most convenient for your operators.

PD1000 – Super Heavy Duty Stop

Customized to Fit Your Needs

The PD1000 system is not your standard heavy duty stop system. These are built per the application requirements.

You tell us what you need and dedicated production team will make it happen.



LCD controller with fractional display available on request.

0.001″, 0.01mm, 1/64″ (on request)
Encoder Accuracy

Non-contact and wear-free magnetic linear encoder.

± 0.0005″
System Repeatability

Overall system accuracy varies based on system length.

± 0.001″ / 0.01mm
Travel Speed

For smooth and accurate positioning, our motor drive incorporates acceleration and deceleration speed ramps, which can affect overall speed when pushing heavy weights

12″ / sec
Program Memory

Additional programs can be stored on a PC and downloaded to our controllers using our DAVe software.

3000 individual positions
Arm Length

Additional sizes available on request.

Steel Faceplate

Additional sizes available on request.

6″ tall x 12″ wide
System Length

Overall system length is equal to the measuring length plus approximately 36″.

Measuring Range

Unlike our competitors, we’re not limited to a few standard sizes. We can build our systems to ANY length that you require.


Manuals / Downloads

Due to the large selection of customization options, manuals are provided as general guidelines only. Supplemental material is provided for customized features.


PypeServer Lyte Tablet Addon Package

PypeServer Lyte Tablet Package

Turnkey tablet addon package with 1 year of PypeServer Lyte.

Barcode Scanner

Barcode Scanner

The barcode scanner allows the operator to scan a barcode to set the desired position/measurement for the stop arm.

Roller Conveyor

Powered Roller Conveyors

We offer various roller conveyor options, including widths, heights, weight capacities, and roller options. Contact us for more info.