Electric Brakes are About More Than Stopping


Hello, dear reader, and welcome back to our blog! Here at AmbiTech Brakes, we want to spread the word about electric brakes. Although the average person may be unaware, electric brakes are used the world over and you would be hard pressed to find a factory or industrial complex that does not make use of this braking system. In today’s post, we wanted to go over some of the reasons that electric brakes are a necessary part of many factory operations and why, when given the choice, more and more people are choosing electric brakes over traditional mechanical braking systems. We hope that by the end of this post you come to see that electric brakes are about more than just stopping heavy machinery. Continue reading below to learn more.

Electric Brakes Create a Safer Work Environment

When it comes to working with heavy machinery, no matter the type, it is important that workers are as a safe as possible during both operation and rest of the machine. While considerable measures are taken to ensure that workers are as safe as possible when they are operating machinery in industrial applications, accidents can still occur. A simple miscalculation on timing or an accidental slip can be enough to cause a person to place a body part near a machine that has no business being near said machine. When this occurs, it is important that the machine is able to be turned off instantly in order to make sure that as little injury as possible is incurred by the worker. Mechanical braking systems, unfortunately, are unable to provide this instant stopping power because they rely on friction to arrest the motion of a machine. While friction is an acceptable form of braking for many applications, such as vehicles, trains, and other equipment that does not need to be able to stop at a moment’s notice, it is an unacceptable form of arresting motion when it comes to machines in factory settings.

Increased Safety Translates to Better Workers

Consider, for a moment, that you are a worker in a factory. You understand that the job you have to complete each day carries with it a level of inherent danger that, for the most part, cannot be completely eliminated. Even though you understand this fact, it is still up to you to make sure that your job is not only completed successfully each day but is also completed in a way that is safe for both you and your fellow workers. With this in mind, wouldn’t you feel better if you knew, for a fact, that the machine you operated on a daily basis was able to be stopped at a moment’s notice if something went wrong? This peace of mind, although intangible as far as traditional metrics are concerned, is, in our opinion, priceless.


To learn more about our electric braking systems, please visit our website today. At AmbiTech, we are dedicated to providing the best in electronic braking systems in order to make sure that individuals who operate heavy machinery on a daily basis are as safe as possible.