When we discuss DC injection brake systems, it’s best to compare it to friction braking to understand how current-braking works. For example, friction braking systems apply physical contact to the rotor of a small AC motor or other machinery motor application to slow it or stop it entirely. This braking method is similar to how the brake-pads on most bicycles function. DC injection braking, on the other hand, stops industrial motors without physical contact; it uses direct current (DC) to “reverse” the inertia created in the motor. This means less wear and tear on the motor when using DC injection braking. In the following post, we’ll discuss the various applications for direct current braking with motors, machinery, and more.

DC Injection Braking Applications

Ambi-Tech’s direct current brake can be used on a variety of machines, including various automated processing, pressing, grinder, router, fan blade, exposed rotating blade, cutting tool, machines and more. DC injection braking can also be used with a wye or wye-delta induction motor. It cannot, however, be used with any kind of delta, DC, or servo motors.

Additionally, you’ll find other direct current brake applications across various industries and uses below:

  • Woodworking moulder
  • Planers
  • Belt sanders
  • Milling machines
  • Conveyors
  • Lathes
  • Punch press
  • Wood chipping
  • Machinery in processing factories
  • Ventilation fans
  • Gravel vibrators
  • Machinery in mining
  • Machinery used in school shop training facilities
  • Machinery used in food processing
  • Machinery in the oil and gas industry

If you do not see your industry or desired application, give us a call. We will help you over the phone to find the electronic brake you’re looking for.

DC Injection Brake Benefits

Applying friction-free braking, to any machine or motor offers a variety of benefits. First, the wear and tear of traditional friction-based brakes no longer exist, if you solely rely on direct current braking. Second, you will find DC injection braking is more efficient and decreases downtime to allow for quick line changes. Finally, DC electronic motor brakes can typically reduce the speed of a machine or motor in half the time it takes for that machine or motor to accelerate to full speed. If you’re looking to provide fast stopping power and increased safety to stop your machine quickly, give us a call and we will help you select the right electronic motor brake for your application!

How Easy is it to Install A DC Injection Brake?

In a large majority of cases, it’s easy to install DC braking on machinery or applicable motors. Only six wires will need to be connected to the machine or motor via the control panel for the direct current brake to be applied, which means the motor or machinery will not need to be switched out.

Choose Ambi-Tech Electronic Motor Brakes for Your Application!

We’ve served the motor and machinery brake industry for over 50 years. As the pioneers for DC brake applications, we know what it takes to reduce friction, stop machines quickly and increase safety for machine and manufacturing facilities. Whether you’re looking for an industrial, educational, or personal application of our electronic motor brakes, give us a call today or get a quote online now!