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Stop! An important command in a motion system. Often brakes are used to mechanically slow the system, but brakes are also used to hold the load in place. Each brake type serves a purpose. When you order a brake with your motor, do you know what kind of brake you’re getting? Is it a failsafe brake used to hold the load, or is it a dynamic brake used to slow the system? Are you looking to establish a safe dynamic braking system? Join us for this educational session on motor brakes and learn the right way to brake your motor for any application need.

In this session you’ll:

  • Learn about the various brake types: failsafe, dynamic, and safe dynamic braking
  • Determine system needs for effective braking
  • Step through the process of using our Safe Dynamic Braking Calculator
Differentiating Braking Techniques for Your Servo System

About the Presenter(s)

Gordon Ritchie
Gordon Ritchie has over 31 years of experience partnering with machine builders to design motion solutions across the broadest array of applications. He teaches more than 60 technical motion classes each year as well as mentoring application and technical support teams. Gordon is an avid learner who enjoys the Blue Ridge Mountains, photography and videography.