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Elevator Motor Brakes for Vertical Lifting Systems

Spring-Set Power-Off Stopping & Emergency Braking for Elevators & Lifts

Stearns partners with elevator engineers to maximize passenger safety and reduce brake noise in residential environments. We have developed several brakes for the elevator industry—most specifically our quiet brake—to assure an enjoyable and safe experience for end users.

Types of Elevator Brakes

Since band brakes aren’t allowed in residential elevator systems, disc brakes are used to provide smooth vertical movement, hold the elevator car in place when passengers board and exit, and ensure immediate stopping of the elevator car during an emergency. Types of brakes used in elevator and lift systems include:

We can also modify the brakes in our catalog or create a custom braking system to meet the needs of your specific lifting application.

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elevator Brake Systems

Stearns provides end-to-end braking solutions for a wide range of elevator, dumbwaiter and stair lift applications to ensure reliable operation and prevent hazardous conditions in the event of a power outage. Our motor brakes, safety brakes and emergency brakes for elevators are used in:

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Quiet brake for residential elevators

Quiet Brakes

AAB 320 Series elevator safety brake

AAB 32 Series NEMA

AAB 322 Series elevator brake

AAB 32 Series Metric

AAB 33 Series stairlift brake

AAB 33 Series NEMA

AAB 330 Series elevator brake system

AAB 33 Series Metric

SAB 48,100 Series elevator motor brake

SAB 48,100 Series

SAB 56,000 Series lift brake

SAB 56,000 Series

SAB 81,000 Series safety brake for elevator

SAB 81,000 Series

SAB 82,000 Series lift motor brake

SAB 82,000 Series

SAB 87,000 Series elevator emergency brake

SAB 87,000 Series

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How Elevator Safety Brakes Work

Stearns elevator safety brakes use friction to stop, and are designed to engage when power is off. Whether you choose an armature-actuated or solenoid-actuated motor brake, the power-off principle is the same:

When electrical power is applied to the brake, a magnetic coil assembly draws the armature (or solenoid) away from the friction plate so the elevator can move. When the electrical power is off, the electromagnetic force is removed and a pressure spring engages the friction disc and pressure plate, which clamp around the shaft to stop or hold the elevator.