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Bistable brake

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A bistable brake can stay in brake position or release position without consuming energy. To change a bistable brake from braking to released state or vice versa, all that is needed is a DC pulse with approximately 100 milliseconds duration. Because no power is used except during switching pulses, the power consumed and heat dissipated are much lower than if a normal electromagnetic brake.


Bistable brakes are the most efficient on the market. The main applications are those where it is important to minimize power consumption like battery-powered applications such as:

• Fork-lift truck

• Electric golf trolleys

• Wheel chairs

• Robots

• AGV’s

Bistable brake

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