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Controlled centrifugal brake

An electrically-controlled centrifugal brake allows braking at speeds below the operating speed of the system.
When power is not applied, the brake disc of a spring-loaded brake and the brake drum of a centrifugal brake are not free to rotate. When the engagement speed, which is below the normal operating speed, is exceeded, the centrifugal brake applies a braking torque.

Electrically-controlled centrifugal brake

Electrically-controlled centrifugal brake

Centrifugal clutch with electromagnetic brake

n this case the centrifugal clutch is used to start a heavily-loaded machine. This protects the drive, which can accelerate at no-load until the engagement speed is reached.
Power is transmitted by V-belts. When the drive is switched off, the electromagnetic brake can be used to bring it to standstill.

Centrifugal clutch with electromagnetic brake

SUCO Windchill ("SmartStop")

SUCO Windchill (SmartStop) is a combination of a classic centrifugal brake and a thermally activated holding brake.

The safety brake stops the system quickly and reliably in the event of overspeed until it comes to a standstill, while the holding brake allows it to restart automatically after the elements have cooled down.

centrifugal brake

centrifugal brake

Self-inducing Electromagnetic Clutch

A belt pulley driven by an internal-combustion engine is fitted with permanent magnets and serves as the rotor of a generator. The electric current induced in the windings is fed to the coil of an electromagnetic clutch. This switches automatically at a certain speed, connects the drive to a machine (in this case via a timing-belt pulley).
Where necessary, it is possible for the electromagnetic clutch to be switched on or off at any speed manually or by a control system.

electromagnetic clutch

Electromagnetic and
centrifugal brake

This version is used for lowering loads at a defined speed with no electric power applied (power failure in the system).
In normal operation, the load is held by the electromagnetic brake. Power failure causes the electromagnetic brake to release. To prevent the uncontrolled descent of the load, the centrifugal brake operates to lower the load at a defined speed.

centrifugal clutch

Centrifugal brake

This brake is used to bring a system quickly to standstill if a pre-defined speed is exceeded.

The system can then be reset manually to its original condition.

Centrifugal brake