Hazardous Location NEMA C-Face Brakes

Electric safety motor brakes are ideal for industrial environments that require elevated levels of fire protection and explosion prevention.

Use Cases | Applicable Industries

Explosion proof motor brake for division 1 locations

Division 1 Brakes

Division 1 is a normally hazardous location. Division 1 brakes can be used in both Division 1 and Division 2 types of locations.

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division 2 motor brakes for hazardous locations

Division 2 Brakes

Division 2 is normally not hazardous. Division 2 can be used in Division 2 environments ONLY.

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Explosion-Proof & Hazardous Duty Motor Brakes  

Use Cases for C-Face Explosion-Proof Motor Brakes

NEMA C-face explosion-proof motor brakes, also referred to as, “hazardous location brakes,” are a type of disc brake that attach to a standard NEMA C-face motor and are commonly used in rigorous industrial settings and harsh environments with dangerous operating conditions including: power plants, petrochemical facilities, coal mines, and oil refineries.

How do Safety Motor Brakes Work? 

Without the ability to automatically stops an engine’s drive when electrical power abruptly stops or fails, workers are subjected to hazardous situations that may cause death or serious injury.

NEMA C-face safety motor brakes are in line with mine safety regulations and are designed with an automatic spring that promotes an immediate response in the event that an engineering failure takes place, an engine cuts out, or power source becomes interrupted. This promotes a safe work environment while keeping employees and neighboring equipment out of the harm’s way.

Find a Stearns Explosion-Proof C-Face Brake by Industry:

Agriculture | Cement & Aggregate | Crane & Hoist | Food & Beverage | Forestry, Forklifts | Gas & Oil | Marine | Material HandlingMining | Water Processing

Advantages of Partnering with Stearns for Hazardous Locations (Explosion Proof) Brakes

Stearns solenoid actuated brakes are the first in the industry to be listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for use in hazardous locations. 

Stearns manufactures a complete line of disc brakes designed for the hazardous locations defined in the National Electric Code (NEC). Each brake is labeled to show the Class, Group, and maximum operating temperature of the brake enclosure. We offer both motor-mounted and foot-mounted designs, and all Stearns hazardous location brakes are UL Listed and CUL certified.

Products Similar to Explosion-Proof C-Face Brakes

For corrosion-resistant C-face brakes for offshore and military applications such as shipboard cranes, anchor winches and windlasses, find marine duty motor brakes that are designed, produced and distributed in line with metric and NEMA governing standards for marine electrical equipment.

Stearns manufactures all-purpose, spring-set NEMA C-face brakes that are offered from 56C to 256TC/UC sizes that mount directly to standard C-face motors and gear reducers making them ideal for a variety of common industrial applications that require conveyor belts, pumps, compressors and more. 

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