Spring Actuated Brakes for Automated Guided Vehicles
Power-off Engaged Brakes Extend AGV Battery Life
Power-off engaged brakes are energized while the AGV is in motion, causing the rotor disc to disengage and allow free rotation of the wheels. When the AGV stops, the brakes hold the wheels in place with compression springs, requiring no voltage. This design conserves battery life to enable the long-term, uninterrupted operation of AGVs and other mobile robots.
Responsive Holding and Fail-Safe Emergency BrakingMiki Pulley electromagnetic spring actuated brakes feature high holding torque and quiet operation and deliver stable, reliable braking power. Our spring actuated brakes deliver highly responsive braking and holding when power is turned off. The versatile design also provides fail-safe default or emergency braking for improved safety.
For AGV braking applications, we recommend the BXR-LE model brake. This model is designed to work as a holding brake or as a dynamic or emergency brake and features internal compression springs that halt and hold the rotor disc when the stator coil is re-energized.
Another key feature is the BEM power control module, which uses 24 VDC of power for a split second to overcome inertia, then only 7 VDC during operation. This equated to one-third of the energy consumption of standard electric brakes, extending battery life and enabling longer AGV operation on the floor. The slim design is also lighter and half the thickness of other AGV brakes, allowing them to fit into slim profile robotics.
Spring actuated brakes have a flexible design that is also compatible with stepper and servo motors, robotic arms, and other high-precision industrial equipment.