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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.

Find the right brake for you using our modular brake system

Our mechanical brake is a DC-operated electromagnetic disk brake that is released electrically and applied using spring force. The brake is applied when the voltage supply is interrupted. It meets the basic safety requirements.

The brake can also be released mechanically if equipped with a manual brake release. The mechanical release is enabled by a hand lever that resets automatically or an adjustable set screw. The brake is controlled by a brake control that is installed in either the motor terminal box or the control cabinet.

The variability in our modular brake design means that you can choose from up to 3 different brake sizes for installation on the motor required. Furthermore, the braking torque can also be varied by using different spring packages. The resulting multitude of braking torques also ensures the solution meets your requirements.

You can also choose safety-rated brakes that comply with EN ISO 13849-1 from our module brake system, which are specifically tailored for requirements in the area of functional safety. They enhance a safe brake system enabling the implementation of the "safe brake actuation" and "safe brake hold" safety functions based on your required performance level.

Our modular brake system also includes safety-rated brakes that can be used for horizontal operation up to PL d and vertical operation up to PL c in accordance with EN ISO 13849-1.

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.

Contact form Worldwide locations Overview of features
BF.. double disk brakeBT.. double disk brake
Designed for applications in an industrial environmentDesigned for applications in the event technology sector
Optionally designed as a safe double disk brake for use in "functional safety" as per EN ISO 13849-1Always 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 eSupplements 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
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.

BF..Spring-loaded double disk brake with size specification for industrial applications
BT..Spring-loaded double disk brake with size specification for theater applications
Your choice of brake – possible brake combinations
Motor typeBrake typeWinsp
106 J
Braking torque graduation
2x20 2x282x402x552x802x110   

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).

  • 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
  • Industrial applications
  • Event technology applications