Brakes and Clutches
In the world of power transmission, brakes and clutches run the show. Clutches mediate between the driving and driven shafts of a machine, engaging and disengaging to control the machine. Brakes slow down or stop the machine via the application of friction. Some of our offerings (clutch brakes) combine the clutch and braking functions in one unit. These products are typically found in conveyor systems, gear motors, door openers and other systems. Items vary by application, and specifications such as horsepower, RPM, voltage, coil volts, torque, mounting positions, Ft-Lb stopping and holding action, and other considerations. For more, see our AC brake motors.