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.

Stearns NEMA C-face closed coupled armature actuated brake

Closed Coupled Armature Actuated Brakes (AAB)

Closed coupled armature actuated brakes (AAB) have standard DC voltages and can be AC rectified.

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Stearns closed coupled NEMA C-face solenoid actuated brake

Closed Coupled Solenoid Actuated Brakes (SAB)

Closed coupled solenoid actuated brakes (SAB) have standard AC voltages.

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Stearns double C-face coupler brake

Double C-Face Coupler Brakes

Double C-face coupler brakes are designed to provide maximum versatility, allowing you to add a brake to a C-face motor with a single shaft extension. They are ideal for adding to existing equipment without having to replace the motor.

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foot mounted motor brake with dual shafts

Thru-Shaft Brakes

Foot mounted with bearing supported thru-shaft 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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What Are NEMA C-Face Brakes? 

NEMA C-face brakes are designed to allow for direct mounting with coupled equipment. NEMA brakes are used in various applications including material handling, marine, mining and other hazardous applications. 

Why Stearns?

Stearns is the only supplier of MSHA certified motor brakes - MSHA approved and certified these products for use in underground coal and gassy mines. 

Find a Stearns NEMA C-Face Brake by Industry

Our NEMA C-face brake selection includes both solenoid actuated brakes and armature actuated brakes.

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