We will gladly deliver our motors and gearmotors with an integrated mechanical brake on request. It meets all basic safety requirements and can be set to the required braking torque.
Find the right brake for you using our modular brake system
Our mechanical brake is a DC-operated electromagnetic disk brake that is released electrically and applied using spring force. The brake is applied when the voltage supply is interrupted. It meets the basic safety requirements.
The brake can also be released mechanically if equipped with a manual brake release. The mechanical release is enabled by a hand lever that resets automatically or an adjustable set screw. The brake is controlled by a brake control that is installed in either the motor terminal box or the control cabinet.
The variability in our modular brake design means that you can choose from up to 3 different brake sizes for installation on the motor required. Furthermore, the braking torque can also be varied by using different spring packages. The resulting multitude of braking torques also ensures the solution meets your requirements.
You can also choose safety-rated brakes that comply with EN ISO 13849-1 from our module brake system, which are specifically tailored for requirements in the area of functional safety. They enhance a safe brake system enabling the implementation of the "safe brake actuation" and "safe brake hold" safety functions based on your required performance level.
Our modular brake system also includes safety-rated brakes that can be used for horizontal operation up to PL d and vertical operation up to PL c in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1.
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Short designthat allows you to save space and install a compact motor.
Large variety of optionsAllows for custom combinations of motors and brakes
Function and wear monitoring diagnostic unit (optional)With a contactless, continuous supply of information regarding the function and wear of each individual brake
Functional safety (optional)With certification according to EN ISO 13849-1.
Brakes for AC motors of the DR.. series
Our DR.. series of motors can be combined with the ideal BE brake to match the requirements for braking torque or braking work. Moreover, brakes mounted on motors larger than size 90 have an additional special feature. The brake itself is mounted on a friction plate, which only has to be attached to the end shield. This means that the unit can be removed or replaced with a bigger or smaller brake without opening the motor.
Our brakes can also be released mechanically if equipped with manual brake release. Two options are available for manual brake release:
- For manual brake release with automatic reengaging function (..HR); a hand lever is included with delivery.
- For the lock-type manual brake release (..HF), a set screw is included with delivery.
Various brake controls are available for controlling DC-operated disk brakes, depending on the requirements and the operating conditions. All brake controls are fitted as standard with varistors to protect against overvoltage.
The brake controls are either installed directly in the wiring space on the motor or in the control cabinet. For motors of thermal class 180 (H) and explosion-proof motors (except /3D), the control system must be installed in the control cabinet. The different housings have different colors (= color code) to make them easier to distinguish.
Brake control in the wiring space
The supply voltage for brakes with an AC connection is either supplied separately or taken from the supply system of the motor in the wiring space. The supply can come from the motor line voltage only when motors with a fixed speed are used. The supply voltage for the brake must be supplied separately with multi-speed motors and for operation with a frequency inverter.
Furthermore, bear in mind that the brake response is delayed by the residual voltage of the motor if the brake is powered by the motor line voltage. The brake application time t2l for cut-off in the AC circuit as specified in the brake’s technical data only applies for a separate power supply.
Extract from the brake combination options
|Motor type||Brake type||Wtot
|Braking torque graduation
Overview of technical data
The type and number of brake springs used determines the magnitude of the braking torque. Unless specified otherwise in the order, the maximum braking torque MBmax is installed as standard. Reduced braking torque values MBred can be configured using other combinations of brake springs.
|Reduced braking torques MBred
|t1 10-3 s||t2 10-3 s||PB W|
Brake control systems ...
The following table lists the technical data of brake control systems for installation in the motor wiring space along with the corresponding specifications for motor size and connection technology. The different housings have different colors (= color code) to make them easier to distinguish.
... in the terminal box
|Type||Part number||Color code|
|BG||One-way rectifier||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BG 1.4||827 881 4||Black|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BG 1.5||825 384 6||Black|
|AC 24 – 500 V||3.0||BG 3||825 386 2||Brown|
|BGE||One-way rectifier with electronic switching||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BGE 1.4||827 882 2||Red|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BGE 1.5||825 385 4||Red|
|AC 42 – 150 V||3.0||BGE 3||825 387 0||Blue|
|BSR||One-way rectifier + current relay for cut-off in the DC circuit||AC 150 – 500 V||1.0||BGE 1.5 + SR 11||825 385 4
826 761 8
|1.0||BGE 1.5 + SR 15||825 385 4
826 762 6
|825 385 4
826 246 2
|AC 42 – 150 V||1.0||BGE 3 + SR11||825 387 0
826 761 8
|1.0||BGE 3 + SR15||825 387 0
826 762 6
|1.0||BGE 3 + SR19||825 387 0
826 246 2
|BUR||One-way rectifier + voltage relay for cut-off in the DC circuit||AC 150 – 500 V||1.0||BGE 1.5 + UR 15||825 385 4
826 759 6
|AC 42 – 150 V||1.0||BGE 3
+ UR 11
|825 387 0
826 758 8
|BS||Varistor protection circuit||DC 24 V||5.0||BS24||826 763 4||Water blue|
|BSG||Electronic switching||DC 24 V||5.0||BSG||825 459 1||White|
|BMP||One-way rectifier with electronic switching, integrated voltage relay for cut-off in the DC circuit||AC 230 – 575 V||2.8||BMP 3.1||829 507 7||-|
... in the control cabinet
|Type||Part number||Color code|
|BMS||One-way rectifier as BG||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BMS 1.4||829 830 0||Black|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BMS 1.5||825 802 3||Black|
|AC 42 – 150 V||3.0||BMS 3||825 803 1||Brown|
|BME||One-way rectifier with electronic switching as BGE||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BME 1.4||829 831 9||Red|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BME 1.5||825 722 1||Red|
|AC 42 – 150 V||3.0||BME 3||825 723 X||Blue|
|BMH||One-way rectifier with electronic switching and heating function||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BMH 1.4||829 834 3||Green|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BMH 1.5||825 818 X||Green|
|AC 42 – 150 V||3.0||BMH 3||825 819 8||Yellow|
|BMP||One-way rectifier with electronic switching, integrated voltage relay for cut-off in the DC circuit||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BMP 1.4||829 832 7||White|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BMP 1.5||825 685 3||White|
|AC 42 – 150 V||3.0||BMP 3||826 566 6||Light blue|
|AC 230 – 575 V||2.8||BMP 3.1||829 507 7||-|
|BMK||One-way rectifier with electronic switching, DC24 Vcontrol input and cut-off in the DC circuit||AC 230 – 575 V||1.4||BMK 1.4||829 883 5||Water blue|
|AC 150 – 500 V||1.5||BMK 1.5||826 463 5||Water blue|
|AC 42 – 150 V||3.0||BMK 3||826 567 4||Bright red|
|BMV||Brake control unit with electronic switching, DC24 V control input and fast cut-off||DC 24 V||5.0||BMV 5||1 300 006 3||White|
- FS safety-rated brake BE.. (FS02) in horizontal operation up to PL d and in vertical operation up to PL c in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 with indication of the size
- Static and dynamic brake diagnostics for MOVI-PLC® as a supplement to the brake
- Safety functions of our brakes
Aeras of application
- Applications where coasting is not permitted, e.g. powertrains, rotary tables, etc.
- Positioning drives