Improving Spring Brake Performance While Reducing Energy Costs
A spring brake control can be used to improve spring brake performance and save energy.
Over-excitation (providing a momentary high voltage spike) can be used to rapidly release a spring brake. Besides quicker release, the over-excitation helps to overcome surface wear reducing maintenance, saving time and money.
Once released, a reduced holding voltage can then be used to hold the brake off. Often this can be less than 50% of the coil rating. This greatly reduced power consumption is not only environmentally friendly but saves money and reduces heat build up in the coil.
An example of a spring brake control with over-energization and reduced holding voltage is Regent Controls’ SBC.
● Over-energization time is adjustable for fastest release while using the least energy.
● Holding voltage is adjustable to maximize energy savings while maintaining performance
● Models available for 90 and 24VDC spring brakes.
For more information click here or contact Regent Controls at 800-243-3141.