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Brakes for Material Handling SYSTEMS

Spring-Set Electrically Released Disc Brakes for Conveyors & More

Material handling operations must meet the constant challenge of increasing production without jeopardizing quality or dependability. Moving raw materials or consumer goods quickly with minimal machinery downtime means investing in highly efficient motors, motor brakes and power transmission components for the conveyor belts that drive large scale production processes across many industries.

Stearns offers several different types of motor brakes for conveyors and other bulk material handling systems to slow and stop movement on machines, conveyors, lifts, cranes and other material handling equipment. Conveyor brakes from Stearns provide reliable braking (including emergency braking) that can support heavy load weights even in the event of a power failure or electricity outage, ideal for conveyors located in fully-automated facilities or individual belt machines.

Types of Motor Brakes for Material Handling Systems

Stearns high-performance motor brakes allow material handling systems to run efficiently in a wide range of applications including factories, processing plants, warehouses, distribution centers, mining operations, marine terminals and more.

We offer both armature actuated and solenoid actuated disc brakes in a number of different types used on conveyor motors and other material handling equipment, including:

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Conveyor BELT Brake Systems

Stearns provides end-to-end braking solutions for horizontal, downhill and uphill conveyor applications to maintain tension, balance and traction for belt operation, including conveyor belts with a long incline or a steep slope. Our belt conveyor disc brakes help prevent the conveyor running backwards and support positive-negative and zero torque loads, independent of load size.

Find Material Handling Motor Brakes

AAB 32 Series conveyor brake

AAB 32 Series Metric

AAB 33 Series converyor brake

AAB 33 Series NEMA

AAB 330 Series conveyor brakes

AAB 33 Series Metric

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Super-Mod Clutches

SAB 48,000 Series belt conveyor disc brake

SAB 48,000 Series

SAB 56,000 Series brakes for large slope conveyor belts

SAB 56,000 Series

SAB 56,700 Series conveyor disc brakes

SAB 56,700 Series

SAB 87,000 Series emergency brake for long incline conveyor belts

SAB 87,000 Series

SAB 87,700 Series mining conveyor brake

SAB 87,700 Series

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How Conveyor Brakes Work

Stearns conveyor brakes are disc brakes designed to work in conjunction with the conveyor motor. Solenoid-actuated brakes can be mounted directly to an electric or foot-mounted motor, while armature actuated brakes come in a variety of mounting options.

Solenoid brakes and armature brakes used in conveyor systems work the same way - when electrical power is flowing, the solenoid or armature releases the brake. When the electric current is off, the spring engages the brake. Both types can be used for dynamic stopping and holding, though some armature brake models are rated for one or the other.

If you're looking for conveyor brakes, the engineers at Stearns have vast experience designing and troubleshooting brake systems for material handling projects. We work attentively with customers from the product development stage to service follow-up in the field and at every stage in between. Reach out to our engineering team today for responsive and innovative support:

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