Curtain up on the double brake

Curtain up for the Nutcracker & Co.
Curtain up......for the star of our show, the double brake

Raising the curtain in the theater – almost without a sound

The shortest days of the year fall around Christmas, and yet the season has an unmistakable charm to it. It is the perfect time to visit the theater, put on a play, make music, read, bake and eat cookies and drink mulled wine. In fact, all these activities are ideal pastimes for the dark days of winter.

When the sense of anticipation builds and the curtain lifts in the theater, there won’t be many people thinking first and foremost about SEW-EURODRIVE. That’s understandable! After all, our main player doesn’t have any lines, in fact she’s especially quiet, but she does make a big entrance all the same.

Our double brake uses an electric motor to safely raise and lower the curtain.When the sense of anticipation builds and the curtain lifts in the theater, there won’t be many people thinking first and foremost about SEW-EURODRIVE. That’s understandable! After all, our main player doesn’t have any lines, in fact she’s especially quiet, but she does make a big entrance all the same. Our double brake uses an electric motor to safely raise and lower the curtain.

Curtain up for the Nutcracker & Co.
Curtain up for the Nutcracker & Co.

The double brake, part of a safe braking 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 and therefore satisfies fundamental 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 actuation system that is installed in either the motor terminal box or the control cabinet.

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