SafeĀ Brake TestĀ (SBT)

The SBT function performs a test of the brake function at cyclical intervals.


Effect

The intended function of wear-prone brakes is safely tested by increasing torque against the closed brake. Two brakes can be tested with different test torques on each drive, e.g. motor brake and external brake.

Applications

The SBT function is suitable for implementing a safe brake combined with the SBC function.

Customer benefits

The function identifies faults or wear in the brake mechanics. Automatically testing the effectiveness of brakes reduces maintenance costs and increases the safety and availability of plants/machines. The SBT function goes beyond the safety functions named in IEC 61800-5-2.