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. Stromag’s products are good quality and we expect them to last a long time with proper maintenance.