There are few power transmission applications which do not need some form of braking, whether for stopping and/or holding a load when the motive power is cut off, for positioning, quick stopping in emergency (safety brakes), automatic speed control, providing a tension (eg for reeling) or simply for bringing the equipment to rest in a reasonable time. Just as the motor is used to accelerate the drive, so the brake is needed to decelerate, hold, or, in a few special cases, control it.
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