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Eddy-current Brakes

Eddy-current Brakes provide frictionless stopping power in heavy industrial and transportation applications. While the application in the German rail system is widespread, adoption globally has been slow. Though Eddy-current technology has great advantages, the lower adoption means in can be difficult to find reliable suppliers of Eddy-current brakes, controllers, parts and repair service. Fortunately, Kor-Pak can provide the expertise you need to find, install and maintain Eddy-current brakes.

Eddy-current Electromagnetic Force

Traditional braking mechanisms apply force with physical contact, pressing friction material against a disc or drum surface, which are attached to a rotating axis. With Eddy-current brakes, no direct, physical contact is made. Instead, an Eddy-motor is used to create electromagnetic currents which apply magnetic force against the rotating disc, creating drag, and slowing its speed. Thus, Eddy-current brakes are frictionless.

Eddy-current Brake Cooling

While there is no direct contact friction, Eddy-motors do generate heat. Kor-Pak Eddy-current brake offerings include air cooled and water cooled brakes. Talk to a Kor-Pak representative to ensure you receive the proper design and cooling mechanism.

Note about Stromag Eddy-current brakes

With the acquisition of Stromag, Altra Industries is discontinuing sales and service of the Eddy-current brakes by Stromag. Kor-Pak’s experience with Stromag and Eddy-current brakes allows us to continue support for these brakes, and if necessary find our customers an appropriate replacement. While Stromag’s products are good quality and we expect them to last a long time with
Stromag Eddy-current Brakes
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Water Cooled Dynamatic Eddy-current Brake

Water Cooled Dynamatic Eddy-current Brake

Air Cooled Dynamatic Eddy-current Brake

Air Cooled Dynamatic Eddy-current Brake