Non-Drive End NEMA C-Face Brakes

Non-drive end motor brakes are brakes that are mounted on the non-drive end of the motor making them ideal for industrial environments that require more space or motor systems that rely on a set of specific braking system criteria.

Use Cases | Applicable Industries


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AAB 33 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 48C - 405TC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 3 -300
  • Nm: 4 - 400
  • Enclosure: Open enclosure, IP54 Option Available 

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SAB 48 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 48C
  • Torque (lb-ft): 1.5 - 6
  • Nm: 2 - 8
  • Enclosure: IP 23

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Encoder Brakes

  • Encoder located in protected enviornment - enclosed inside the brake housing

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SAB 56 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 56C -145TC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 1.5 - 25
  • Nm: 2 - 34
  • Enclosure: IP 23, 54, 55, 56 / BISSC

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SAB 87 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 182TC - 286UC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 6 - 125
  • Nm: 8 - 69
  • Enclosure: IP 23, 54, 55, 56 / BISSC

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SAB 81 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 324 - 405TC/TSC/UC/USC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 125 - 230
  • Nm: 169 - 312
  • Enclosure: IP 23, 54

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SAB 82 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 324 - 405TC/TSC/UC/USC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 125 - 440
  • Nm: 169 - 597
  • Enclosure: IP 23, 54

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SAB 86 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 444 - 505USC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 500 - 1,000
  • Nm: 678 - 1,356
  • Enclosure: IP 23, 54

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AAB 321 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 48C - 145C
  • Torque (lb-ft): 1.5 - 25
  • Nm: 2 - 34
  • Enclosure: IP 42, 54

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AAB 350 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 182 - 184IC/284 - 286TC/324TC - 405TSC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 75 - 300
  • Nm: 102 - 400
  • Enclosure: IP 56

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AAB 360 Series

  • NEMA Frame: 182 - 184IC/284 - 286TC/324TC - 405TSC
  • Torque (lb-ft): 35 - 300
  • Nm: 47 - 400
  • Enclosure: IP 56

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Use Cases for Non-Drive End NEMA Brakes

Non-drive end mounted industrial brakes, otherwise known as opposite-shaft end brakes or front-end brakes, are National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)-certified, which helps ensure the brakes ability to work in less-than-ideal working environments. 

Drive-End Mounted NEMA Brakes vs Non-Drive-End Mounted NEMA Brakes

A non-drive end mounted NEMA brake produces the same outcome that a regular, drive-end mounted NEMA brake produces, and both can be used in the same types of application settings. 

The biggest difference between the two types of brakes is that NEMA non-drive end mounted brakes provide increased space and system alignment for industrial brake systems with niche specifications. For example, if a system requires a gearbox for increased or decreased motor output and is installed on the drive-end side of the motor, it could force the brake to go in an unwanted direction, and ultimately risk system malfunction. On the other hand, a non-drive end mounted NEMA brake has the flexibility to be installed in-between a gearbox and a motor or create space for brake accessories that increase overall system efficiency such as a fan to protect the motor from overheating. 

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Agriculture | Cement & Aggregate | Crane & Hoist | Food & Beverage | Forestry, Forklifts | Gas & Oil | Marine | Material Handling | Medical | Mining | Packaging | Special Vehicle Market | Water Processing

Products Similar to a Non-Drive End Mounted Brake

Stearns’ line of double C-Face coupler brakes are NEMA-certified and offer optimum corrosion resistance for the food processing, chemical, and other industries with severe washdown-duty applications.