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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.


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


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





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