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Stearns NEMA C Face Brakes

NEMA C Face Brakes

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) defines basic design and dimension parameters based on the industry standards.

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Foot Mounted with Bearing Supported Thru-Shaft

Foot mounted brakes are designed with dual shafts that can be coupled to the drive shaft, pulley, or sprocket. They are most commonly used in large machinery applications.

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Servomotor Brakes

A servomotor brake offers a compact spring set, power-off brake, designed to hold the driven load or to provide dynamic braking.

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Small Gear Motor Brakes

Small gear motor brakes are power-off style brakes designed to stop or hold a load that is coupled to the armature hub assembly. In the event of power failure, the brake engages.

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Metric Mount Motor Brakes

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is the world’s leading organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.

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Brake Calipers

Electric & mechanical brake calipers are spring applied units designed to retract mechanically or electronically.

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About Motor Brakes

Electric motor brakes are a type of brake used to stop and hold loads that are driven by AC or DC motors. Motor brakes are used in various material handling, marine, and packaging applications and include various mounting styles such as NEMA C-Face, foot-mounted, servomotor, small gear motor, metric mount, and industrial caliper brakes.

How does an electric motor brake work?

Motor brakes are designed to work in conjunction with a motor to slow and stop motion on machines, conveyors, cranes, and other material handling equipment. Stearns is the market-leader and primary supplier to all US motor manufacturers. We carry standard AC voltage & DC voltage motor brakes.

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