Electric Brake Use is Widespread


Although the average person might not be fully aware of this fact, electric brakes are used in a wide variety of industries. Here at Ambi-Tech Electronic Brakes, we want to spread as much information about the benefits of electronic braking systems as possible because we feel that the more people know about these systems, the more likely they are to use them. In our previous post, we went over a couple of the advantages that electric brakes have over traditional brakes and, in today’s post, we are going to pick up exactly where we left off last time. If you haven’t read our previous post on the subject, we suggest you do so; however, if you are the type of person who likes to dive right in, continue reading below.


It’s as Simple as AC/DC


Electronic brakes, at their core, are quite simple. Injecting a small amount of direct current into an alternating current system helps to slow the motor’s rotor and reduce the amount of time it takes to bring an electric motor to a full stop. These systems are easy to install and take up very little space, making them ideal for industrial applications. However, these are not the only advantages to electric brakes. Below, we have listed a few more advantages that we feel make electric brakes the obvious choice.



  • Increase Productivity: In every business, increasing productivity is a desirable goal. This is especially true in industrial applications where the difference between something taking one minute to complete and two minutes to complete can seriously impact the bottom line. Electric brakes help to increase productivity by allowing industries to quickly and safely arrest the motion of electric motors, decreasing the amount of time it takes to stop the motors overall. Additionally, because electric brakes are so simple to install, industries do not have to waste valuable time, energy, and resources installing braking systems on the motors housed in the facility. Simply hook up the electric braking system, test it to make sure it works, and you’re good to go.
  • Decreased Maintenance Cost: While the average person probably doesn’t have much experience in relation to braking systems for industrial motors, almost everyone has had to deal with the brakes in their car. As a result, most people understand that replacing brake pads can get expensive. Now, imagine that you had a hundred set of brakes that needed to be maintained in order to make sure that your factory runs properly. Sound fun? We thought not. Electric brakes, however, are simple to maintain. Because they utilize DC current to arrest the motion of an electric motor, there are no brake pads or other traditional braking system components to replace. In many cases, electric brakes will pay for themselves in a short amount of time due to how limited their maintenance needs are.

We hope that this short blog series has done an adequate job in showcasing the advantages that electric brakes have over traditional braking systems. If you would like to learn more about the electric braking systems that we offer, please visit our website today or give us a call. We are more than happy to discuss your particular application and find an electric brake that that will fit your needs.