Welcome to Stearns.
We’re a Wisconsin-based manufacturer that produces a nationally distributed line of spring set motor brakes and brake parts. Get your industrial brake in as little as five days.

Industrial Electric Brake Products

Reliable Motor Brake Parts. Made in the USA.

electric motor brake

Motor Brakes

 Used to stop and/or hold the motor and its driven load. We offer spring set electrically released brakes (power off or safety) and power engaged spring released brakes.

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industrial power transmission clutch


Used to transmit torque mechanically. We offer electromagnetic clutches and brakes that are electrically engaged spring release or spring engaged electrically released.

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electronic start switches

Electronic Start Switches

Used to switch the start circuit in single phase motors. We offer non-sparking SINPAC® switches that filter out electrical noise and are cadmium free to increase the life of your motor.

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Why Choose Stearns Brakes?

Stearns offers a comprehensive line of standard and special AC and DC industrial brakes and clutches. With over 100 years of design and manufacturing experience, Stearns has built a solid reputation for commitment to customer satisfaction and superior quality.

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Brake Solutions for All Industries

Our commercial braking solutions keep workers safe as mechanical operations scale. Automate the starting and stopping of your motor-run application based on your field’s niche needs. 

agricultural brakes for farming equipment

Crane & Hoist

Find reliable disc brakes ideal for industrial lifting equipment including gantry cranes, crane winches, and trolley, bridge and hoist brakes for EOT cranes.

marine industry brakes for maritime applications


Protect heavy-duty maritime, motor-powered machinery from corrosion with brakes used in the Navy, Coast Guard and other ship and shore applications.

motor brakes for oil and gas drilling equipment

Gas & Oil

Overcome the volatile working conditions of gas, petroleum and oil cultivation by using secure motor brakes that ensure long-term dependability.

Don't Know where to start?

We serve more than just three industries. In fact, our motor brakes can be applied to over 17 different working sectors. Whether you’re shopping for a replacement industrial brake part or searching for a new manufacturer to fulfill your disc brake system requirements, Stearns has got you covered. 

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