Electric Brakes Have Many Advantages Over Traditional Braking Systems

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Ambitech Electronic Brakes, we are all about electronic motor brakes. We have spent countless man hours developing, testing, and implementing electronic braking systems for a wide variety of fields and applications and, as a result, you could say we have become rather familiar with our products. In today’s post, we wanted to take some time to go over the advantages that electric brakes have over traditional brakes. We hope that by the end of this post you have gained a little more knowledge than you had before and that you feel more comfortable in making a decision between standard and electric brakes. Continue reading below to learn more!

Stop Motors Quickly and Safely

While electronic braking systems might sound like something that is advanced and hard to understand, in reality, they are quite simple to comprehend. Electronic brakes work by injecting a small amount of DC current into an AC motor, arresting the momentum of the motor. There are many advantages to this type of braking system and below we have listed just a few.

  • Safety: When it comes to safety, electric brakes are the way to go. When power is disconnected from an AC motor, the rotor will continue to spin until friction brings it to a stop. Large rotors or rotors with a significant amount of inertia behind them will often take quite a while to stop spinning, increasing the chances that something could go wrong. Electric brakes help to eliminate this risk by working to quickly stop the rotor when it does not need to be in use. Additionally, because there are no brake pads needed with an electric brake, the possibility of a brake pad failure is also completely eliminated, increasing efficiency and reducing the amount of maintenance needed for upkeep.
  • Easy Installation: Perhaps one of the most advantageous features of electric brakes is the fact that they are easy to install. Traditional braking systems require many components and quite a bit of energy to install on a motor system. Not only does these cost industries more money, it also increases the amount of moving parts associated with the motor. Electric brakes, on the other hand, are a breeze to install. Simply wire the electric braking system into the motor starter circuits and it’s good to go. The small form factor of our electric braking modules also ensures that they will not take up any more space than is absolutely necessary, reducing the amount of clutter around a motor and increasing safety.

Join us again next time as we continue to go over some of the advantages that electric brakes have over traditional braking systems. If you would like to learn more about our products or services or you would like to get in touch with us, please visit our website today. At Ambitech Electronic Brakes, we are dedicated to providing the best electronic braking systems available and we are sure that we have a product that will fit whatever needs you may have.

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