Electromagnetic-switching spring-applied brakes have followed a generic design principle for decades: They mainly consist of metal and are fastened directly to other drive components with screw connections on their solid metallic housing.
While – at least on the European market – permanent magnetic brakes suitable for a great variety of applications were usually chosen when it came to servo drives modern spring-applied brakes have now become a promising alternative.
Any one of us experiences the boom in the intralogistics industry. Shorter delivery times require logistics concepts in which highly efficient conveyor technology is an essential component. Kendrion Aerzen has been supplying clutch and brake solutions for driven roller conveyors for the intralogistics industry for many years.
In order to achieve an increase of the output capacity of the individual wind turbines as well as a mostly uniform energy yield throughout the day wind turbine manufacturers opt for individual power output control of wind turbines through active pitch control of the rotor blades.
In conjunction with braking scarcely nobody was thinking about energy saving up to now. However, in future, this will probably change. Rising electricity tariffs as well as motors of higher energy efficiency categories require energetic optimised brake solutions.