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.

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Motor Brakes

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

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stearns black 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

Used to provide a reliable option for switching of the start circuit in single phase motors.  

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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 equipment in use


From feed systems to poultry separators, find a farm equipment brake that suits the growing demands of sustainable agricultural applications.

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Gas & Oil

Avoid volatile working conditions of gas, petroleum, and oil cultivation by putting secure motor brakes in place that will ensure long-term 

onboard cargo ship in harbor


Prevent heavy-duty maritime, motor-powered machinery from hazardous corrosion with a line of brakes used by the Navy, the coast guard, and other water-based entities. 

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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