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Clutch Engineering is an authorized Stearns distributor. We specialize in the distribution of industrial power transmission products and are proud to feature spring-set motor brakes and clutches from Stearns.

Stearns is the leading manufacturer of spring-set motor brakes and offers a comprehensive line of standard and special AC and DC industrial brakes and clutches. With Solenoid Actuated Brakes (SAB Series), Heavy Duty Clutches and Brakes and Super Mod clutches and brake lines, there are a variety of options available to suit your industrial application.

Exceptionally reliable Stearns solutions are hard at work in many key markets including food & beverage, cement & aggregate, agriculture, crane & hoist, material handling, mining and packaging, to name a few. Common applications include feed systems, mining conveyors, bridge cranes, hoists, jack up rigs, baggage handling conveyors, material handling lifts and more. Clutch Engineering can provide dependable, long-lasting parts and engineering support for the toughest industrial applications.

SAB Series

Stearns is the market leader when it comes to Solenoid Actuated Brakes (SAB). These NEMA C-face brakes allow for direct mounting with coupled equipment. An almost endless variety of options is available to meet the requirements of your application. In addition to general purpose models, special marine duty and explosion-proof brakes are available for more challenging environments.

Torque range: 1.5 to 1,000 lb-ft (2 to 1,356 Nm)

Typical applications: Conveyors, pumps, compressors, winches, windlasses

Stearns Heavy Duty Clutches and Brakes

Offered in both spring engaged and electrically engaged platforms, Stearns Heavy Duty product provide the heavy lifting and holding in a variety of applications, including steel mills, and bridge lifts. In addition to standard designs, Stearns can customize their products to most customer requirements. Style E, Style E Class S, Style SCE Class S3 and Style SCEB Class S3 are the various heavy duty options available through Stearns.

Torque range: 7 to 12,000 lb-ft (9 to 16,270 Nm)

Typical applications: Motor generator sets, fans, dynamometers, textile processing equipment, Steel mill screw-downs, ball mills, rod mills, kilns

Stearns SuperMod

SuperMod is designed to increase flexibility and reliability. SuperMod comes in brake only, clutch brake or clutch only configurations. Brake Only configurations provides a stop and hold, typically of a motor shaft, until the control logic disengages (removes the power or voltage from the unit’s coil). Clutch Brake configurations provides a start-stop motion used for cycling, intermediate or random motion and controls a load or machine element. Both the clutch and brake coils are electrically engaged (power on), however, the control logic should not signal both coils to be engaged at the same time. Clutch Only configurations provides a start and/or continuous motion until the control logic disengages (removes the power or voltage from the unit’s coil). TENV IP-54 enclosure are standard, with IP-55 for washdown duty available upon request. Most units are available in both C-face and foot mounted configurations.


Torque range: 16 to 145 lb-ft (21 to 196 Nm)

Horsepower: 1/8 to 10 RPM dependent


Typical applications: Conveyors, amusement rides, packaging machinery, food and bottling equipment


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