Ambitech originated this patented product in the 1960’s and is considered the pioneer in the motor brake industry. They were subsequently sold to TB Woods, and ultimately to the Parker Group. The Ambitech name has strong brand recognition and is remembered by many people as being a solid, reliable, brake product.
The Ambitech electronic motor brakes work in any machine that has an exposed rotating blade, cutting tool, fan blade, router, grinder, pressing, and other automated processing. The brake can be used on machines with wye or wye-delta induction motors, but not on delta motors. In addition, it will not work with DC or servo motors.
Electronic motor brakes are currently used in a wide range of applications including woodworking on moulders, planers, belt sanders; metal cutting applications such as milling machines, conveyors, lathes, punch presses; wood chipping; processing factories, ventilation fans, gravel vibrators; mining; school shop training facilities; food processing; oil and gas industry machinery; and jewelry and textile industries.
Installation of Ambitech electric motor brakes is easy. In most cases, only six wires need to be connected from the brake to the machine control panel. The motor does not need to be changed out.
Typically, an electronic motor brake can stop a motor in about twice the time that it takes a motor to come up to speed. Most brakes have torque adjustments which can speed up the braking process.
Any machine part, function, or process that can cause injury must be safeguarded. According to OSHA, the employer is responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Typical examples of machines on which injuries may occur include: band saws, circular saws, punching, bending, clearing jams, threading, rotating motion, transverse motion, woodworking, grinding, [...]