The FAE/M electromagnetic brake is a negative brake, it is activated by springs in the absence of current. When a DC voltage is established in the coil, a magnetic field is generated, so that the brake inductor attracts the armature, releasing the pressure exerted by the springs on the element to be braked.
The FAE/M electromagnetic brake is characterized by having 3 different types of construction:
- Construction 1.1.: It is the basic brake unit made up of the inductor, the springs and the armature with the friction material to directly brake the application.
- Construction 1.2 and 1.3: It is made up of the inducer, the springs, the armature with the friction material and the steel bushing to mount on the axis where the braking action is carried out.
It is important to bear in mind that the application to be braked (or the axis) must be able to withstand the force exerted by the springs.