Compact Fail-Safe Brake for Linear Motion Apps

Product Announcement from Orttech, Inc.

Compact Fail-Safe Brake for Linear Motion Apps-Image

The Ortlinghaus linear brake is designed as a holding brake and braking device for linear motor drives.


This brake system will support and/or reinforce the holding force of a linear motor. When power is removed from the brake the brake will automatically engage via springs and maintain its current holding position in a backlash-free manner. In the case of an emergency stop the brake system will also act as a dynamic brake.

Design principle for Linear Brakes

The linear brake system consists of one or more brake module(s), which are connected to the drive group (carriage, table) that moves, and one or more steel band(s), which are held at both ends under tension in brackets supplied by Ortlinghaus .

Advantages of Ortlinghaus linear fail-safe brake system

  • Simple adapting of the braking forces required for the particular linear drive by varying the number of brake modules acting on one brake band and by having a number of brake bands mounted in parallel.
  • Ease of installation by enabling the brake band to be cut to different lengths for various guides or stroke lengths.
  • Ability to mount the brake module in different ways with its slewable straps.
  • The brake band can be fitted between motor and guide rail without the overall width of the drive having to be changed.
  • The modularity of the system provides high flexibility enabling it to be adapted to different applications by adding just a few components. This will reduce your need to purchase and stock a wide variety of brake systems.

Further information concerning technical data, dimensions and required data for dimensioning please contact Orttech.

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