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Naval ship equipped with capstan brake and anchor windlass brakes

 Motor Brakes for Marine Applications

Spring-Set Motor Brakes & Clutches for Shipboard & Shoreline Equipment

In the marine industry, companies look for suppliers that offer tough, corrosive-resistant brake system solutions that can withstand harsh environmental imperatives such as natural disasters, water immersion, prolonged exposure to salt water, salt air and other severe duty marine applications.

Stearns line of NEMA C-face marine, maritime and naval brakes are designed for U.S. Navy and Coast Guard military specifications—these units are constructed with specific material components including brass and stainless steel to help prevent excessive deterioration characteristic of shipboard and coastal environments and also conform to MIL-B-16392C or 46 CFR 110.10-1, ABS and IEEE Standard 45. In addition to this, all solenoid actuated brakes manufactured by Stearns are “Type Approval Certified” by the American Bureau of Shipping.

Types of Motor Brakes for the Maritime Industry

Stearns high-performance marine brakes help control the motion of any piece of heavy-duty maritime machinery that helps with ocean transport or fluvial transport with minimal downtime and maximum equipment protection.

Brakes for weapon and cargo elevators specifying MIL-E-17807B are constructed with bronze carrier ring style friction discs, ductile iron stationary and pressure plates. Due to weight, the carrier rings are horizontal use only.

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BENEFITS OF STEARNS Marine Brake System Solutions

In addition to military applications, Stearns motor-mounted brakes are designed to reduce maintenance and ship downtime in a wide range of freshwater and saltwater applications including barges, tugboat, cargo ships, automated stacking cranes and rubber-tire or rail-mounted gantry cranes.

Advantages of partnering with Stearns for industrial marine brakes include:

Stearns provides end-to-end braking solutions for marine applications that depend on quick anchor retrieval, efficient loading and offloading of heavy loads, and sustainable force on ship ropes or cables in order to reel in or let out cargo.

Find Marine Motor Brakes

AAB 350 Series motor brake

AAB 350 Series

AAB 360 Series motor brake

AAB 360 Series

SAB 56,000 Series motor brake

SAB 56,000 Series

SAB 56,700 Series motor brake

SAB 56,700 Series

SAB 56,700 Series motor brake

SAB 81,000 Series

SAB 82,000 Series motor brake

SAB 82,000 Series

SAB 86,000 Series motor brake

SAB 86,000 Series

SAB 87,000 Series motor brake

SAB 87,000 Series

SAB 87,700 Series motor brake

SAB 87,700 Series

Optional Modifications for Marine Brakes

Many options and modifications are available to adapt our SAB and AAB style spring-set brakes to meet your marine, maritime or naval application, including:

Brake Configurator
Coil Converter