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Spring-Set Motor Brakes

leading manufacturer of spring set motor brakes

Stearns solenoid actuated NEMA C-face motor brake

NEMA C-Face Solenoid Actuated Brakes

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

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foot mounted motor brake with dual shafts

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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servo motor brake

Servo Motor 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 brake

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 brake

Metric Mount Brakes

Metric mount armature actuated brakes (AABs) are available in a wide range of metric frame sizes and torques to accomodate most industrial applications.

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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 and metric mount 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 and DC voltage motor brakes. 

Solenoid Actuated Brakes (SABs) can be mounted directly to an electric or foot mounted motor. Armature Actuated Brakes (AABs) are available in a variety of mounting options.

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