Brakes and brake control

On request, we will gladly deliver our motors and gearmotors with an integrated mechanical brake, which is available as single brake or double brake. The great number of available brake sizes and braking torques will certainly let you find the ideal brake for your specific requirements.

Find the right brake for you using our modular brake system

Double brake: The new component in our safe brake systems

A popular solution for implementing safe brake systems in industrial environments or in event technology applications is the use of 2 parallel motors with individual brakes – a safe but not particularly compact or cost-effective solution.

With the state-of-the-art BF../BT.. double brakes, SEW‑EURODRIVE makes it possible for you to implement a safe brake system with 2 individual brakes on one single drive. Both of these double brake designs achieve the maximum performance level e (PL e) in industrial systems and event technology applications (in theaters, for instance).

The advantages of the double brake: Less installation space, less installation work and therefore lower costs. Supplementing a safe brake system, they provide completely new possibilities for man and machine in the area of functional safety.

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Your benefits

  • Short design

    The weight and motor frame length are reduced thanks to the special design
  • Large variety of options

    Allows for custom combinations of motors and brakes
  • Function and wear monitoring diagnostic unit (optional)

    With a contactless, continuous supply of information regarding the function and wear of each individual brake
  • Functional safety (optional)

    With certification according to EN ISO 13849-1. For the area of event technology, the requirements of DIN 56950-1 are complied with.

BF../BT.. double brakes for DR..-series motors


Overview of features

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BF.. double disk brake BT.. double disk brake
Designed for applications in an industrial environment Designed for applications in the event technology sector
Optionally designed as a safe double disk brake for use in "functional safety" as per EN ISO 13849-1 Always designed as a safe double disk brake for use in "functional safety" as per EN ISO 13849-1
Supplements a safe brake system up to maximum performance level e Supplements a safe brake system up to maximum performance level e
  Equipped and certified according to DIN 56950-1 for event technology
  Exceptionally quiet thanks to special damping features
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Brake options

As well as the HR manual brake release with automatic re-engaging function that can be used to release both individual brakes in the double disk brake simultaneously, a new HT manual brake release option is also available. In addition to the basic function of the HR option, it includes a special mechanical component on the manual release lever. This allows for the release of either of the individual brakes or both of the brakes together.
The double disk brakes are available from August 2015 in sizes BF11/BT11, BF20/BT20 and BF30/BT30 and with a rated braking torque from 2 x 20 Nm up to 2 x 300 Nm.

Special features:

The sensor system provides continuous fully contactless function and wear monitoring for each individual brake. It displays the brake switching state, monitors the permitted wear and continuously measures the current working air gap.

Technical data

Your choice of brake – possible brake combinations

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Motor type Brake type Winsp
106 J
Braking torque graduation
2x20 2x28 2x40 2x55 2x80 2x110      
DR.160 BF20
      2x55 2x80 2x110 2x150 2x200  
DR.180 BF30
        2x75 2x100 2x150 2x200 2x300
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The double disk brake can be used in industrial applications with or without "functional safety." The extremely quiet BT.. design with "functional safety," which meets all the specific requirements of event technology standards, is available for event technology applications (such as in theaters).

Functional safety

Safety Drive
  • BF.. safety-rated double disk brake (FS02) up to PL e in compliance with EN ISO 13849-1
  • BT.. safety-rated brake (FS02) up to PL e in compliance with EN ISO 13849-1 and DIN 56950-1
  • Static and dynamic brake diagnostics for SEW controllers (MOVI-PLC®/CCU) as a supplement to the brake
  • BST safe brake module for safe brake control (SBC safety function) up to PL d in compliance with EN ISO 13849-1

Areas of application

  • Industrial applications
  • Event technology applications

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