- Clutches and Brakes
Clutches and Brakes
Electromagnetic clutches and brakes are devices that, as their names suggest, couple, release, brake and hold machinery in place using electromagnetic force generated by passing a current through a coil. They are divided into two types by their method of actuation: electromagnetic actuated and spring actuated. Electromagnetic actuated refers to clutches and brakes that are actuated when a current is passed through a coil; spring actuated refers to brakes that are actuated by the force of a spring when current to the coil is shut off, as happen in power outages.