Brakes

Anaheim Automation offers a line of Friction Brakes in four series, in NEMA 23, 34 and 42 sizes. Friction Brakes can be purchased separately, or assembled as motor adders to our Anaheim Automation motors. Perfect for stopping and holding applications, these compact Friction Brakes can handle a maximum torque of 800 oz-in (50 in-lb). Their low-voltage design provides for applications that are susceptible to weak battery, brown out or long wiring runs.


  • Compact Friction Brakes Available in 4 Series
  • NEMA 23: Up to 80 Ounce-Inches Torque
  • NEMA 34: Up to 800 Ounce-Inches Torque
  • NEMA 42: Up to 800 Ounce-Inches Torque
  • Purchased Separately or as Motor Adders

Frequently Asked Questions
What do holding brakes do on a Stepper Motor?
Holding brakes do not slow the shaft of a motor, they hold it in place. If 24V is supplied to the brake, the brake is "released" and the motor shaft is free to spin. If 24V is not supplied to the brake, it locks position, and holds the motor shaft in place.

Can I order stepper motors with mechanical brakes added? How do I go about it?
Refer to our Friction Brakes located under Accessories on our web site. Anaheim Automation offers a line of friction brakes in four series, covering NEMA sizes, 23, 34 and 42. Friction Brakes can be purchased separately, or assembled as motor adders. Perfect for holding applications, these compact brakes can handle high torque requirements, from 80 to 1,152 oz-in.

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