Big brake: Brake motors save energy

Baldor Electric Co., a manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, power transmission products and generators, offers three phase short series brake motors with an integral Dodge spring set brake for a compact and cost effective design.
By Control Engineering Staff April 24, 2008

Fort Smith, AR Baldor Electric Company , a manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, drives, power transmission products and generators, announces three phase short series brake motors ready for immediate delivery from stock.
The company says Short Series Brake Motors (SSB) feature an integral Dodge spring set brake for a compact and cost effective design. The dc brake is magnetically released with a built-in single phase rectifier and has a manual release lever. Brake leads are brought to the motor conduit box for connecting to the motor leads or connecting separately when used with an inverter.
Available for 230/460 and 575 V operation in NEMA sizes 56C through 184C and in 1/2 through 5 horsepower, the company says the brake motors are UL/CSA recognized and CE certified; 56-140 frames have low profile F3 top-mounted conduit boxes and are inverter ready. SSB brake motors can be universally mounted and are inverter ready. 143-145TY and 143-145TYC frame motors have a special base with 56, 143 and 145 slots used on OEM conveyors. The company’s short series brake motors feature a two-year warranty.
The company says typical applications include unit and baggage handling, conveyors, packaging equipment, machine tools, hoists, and door operators. It offers a wide range of stock brake motors through 30 hp using Dodge D-series brakes and Stearns brakes. For more information about Baldor Reliance products or Dodge products, visit www.baldor.com .

Edited by C.G. Masi , senior editor
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