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Spring-Set Motor Brakes

leading manufacturer of spring set motor brakes

Stearns general purpose NEMA C-face motor brake

General Purpose NEMA C-Face Brakes

General purpose National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) brakes are designed for mechanical loads and hard-to-start high inertia loads. They are commonly used on conveyors, belt-driven equipment, machine tools, pumps, compressors, etc.

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Stearns Hazardous/Explosion Proof Brakes

Hazardous Location NEMA C-Face Brakes

Stearns manufactures a complete line of disc brakes designed from the hazardous locations defined in the National Electric Code (NEC). They provide protection from explosive gases or ignitable dusts in rigorous industrial environments.

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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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IEC frame motor brakes with non-drive end attachments

IEC Frame Brakes

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

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Stearns specialty application motor brakes

Specialty Application Brakes

Stearns manufactures motor brakes for specialty applications like quiet brakes, thin-profile brakes, tire press brakes, encoder brakes and water-based industrial application brakes.

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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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