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†† Improving spring brake performance while reducing energy costs

 

A spring brake control can be used to improve spring brake performance and save energy.

 

Over-excitation (providing a momentary high voltage spike) can be used to rapidly release a spring brake.Besides quicker release, the over-excitation helps to overcome surface wear reducing maintenance, saving time and money.

 

Once released, a reduced holding voltage can then be used to hold the brake off.Often this can be less than 50% of the coil rating.This greatly reduced power consumption is not only environmentally friendly but saves money and reduces heat build up in the coil.

 

An example of a spring brake control with over-energization and reduced holding voltage is Regent Controlsí SBC.

 

†††††††† †††††† Over-energization time is adjustable for fastest release while using the least energy.

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†††††††† †††††† Holding voltage is adjustable to maximize energy savings while maintaining performance††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

 

†††††††† †††††† Models available for 90 and 24VDC spring brakes.

 

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For more information click here or contact Regent Controls at 800-243-3141.

E-mail:info@regentcontrols.com