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5 reasons and treatment for magnetic particle brake stuck

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The stuck phenomenon of the magnetic particle brake means that when the brake is working, the brake loses its braking effect, resulting in the failure of the equipment to stop normally.

5 reasons why the magnetic particlebrake is stuck

  • Too much magnetic particle: Too much magnetic particle in the brakes can cause the brakes to seize. This may be because the magnetic particle is not properly cooled and lubricated during normal operation of the brake. Too much magnetic particle can increase the coefficient of friction in the brakes, causing seizure.
  • Solenoid coil failure: Solenoid coil failure may also cause the magnetic particle brake to be stuck. If there is a short between the rotor and the stator in the coil, then a lot of current can flow through the coil, heating the brake, causing it to stick and seize.
  • Unstable power supply voltage: Unstable power supply voltage may also cause the magnetic particle brake to be stuck. If the supply voltage is lower than the value specified by the manufacturer, then the brake will not be able to achieve sufficient braking force and vice versa.
  • Aging and Wear: If a particle brake is used excessively, its friction linings and discs may experience wear and deterioration. This can cause the brakes to have a low coefficient of friction, which can lead to seizure.
  • Improper installation: If the brakes are installed incorrectly, such as uneven or loose, then it can cause the brakes to seize.

5 ways to deal with the stuck magnetic particle brake

MPB-H Magnetic Particle Brakes
MPB-H Magnetic Particle Brakes

The stuck magnetic particle brake may be caused by excessive magnetic particle, electromagnetic coil failure, unstable power supply voltage, aging damage or wrong installation. If the brake is found to be stuck, stop using it immediately and find out the cause of the failure.

The processing method of the stuck fault of the magnetic particle brake mainly depends on the cause of the stuck. Here are a few common approaches:

  • Clean the brake: If the jamming is caused by the blockage of sundries inside the brake, the brake can be disassembled and the sundries, magnetic particle, etc. inside can be cleaned. Cleaning your brakes regularly and keeping them clean and smooth will help keep your brakes from sticking.
  • Replacement of magnetic particle: If there is too much or too little magnetic particle in the brake, resulting in insufficient braking force or the brake is stuck, it is necessary to replace the magnetic particle with an appropriate quantity and quality.
  • Check the electromagnetic coil: If the magnetic particle brake is stuck due to the failure of the electromagnetic coil, it is necessary to check whether there is a problem with the electromagnetic coil and the wiring connected to it. At the same time, check and eliminate any factors that may cause short circuits or poor connections.
  • Adjust the voltage: If the power supply voltage is unstable and the magnetic particle brake is stuck, you can solve the problem by adjusting the power supply voltage or adding a voltage stabilizing device.
  • Repair or replace the brake: If the wear and aging causes the brake efficiency to decrease and cause the brake to be stuck, it is necessary to consider repairing or replacing the brake.

The method of dealing with the stuck magnetic particle brake should be determined according to the specific situation. If you cannot find the cause of the failure or are unsure how to proceed, you should seek professional help. At the same time, some preventive measures such as regular brake maintenance and magnetic particle replacement can also help to avoid brake seizure.