Autonomous Guided Vehicles

Efficient, Safe, High-Performance AGV Brakes

Work Smarter, Safer and Longer with Warner Electric AGV Braking Solutions

The worldwide demand for AGVs of all types, including towing “tuggers”, fork and pallet trucks, and assembly line transporters continues to expand at a rapid pace. Companies face increasingly tight labor markets and faster delivery requirements with the explosive growth of eCommerce. AGV OEMs are challenged to design and deliver new battery-powered autonomous vehicles that meet customer expectations for increased battery life, reliability and safety.

Rely on Extensive Electric Vehicle Application Experience

Warner Electric is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of electromagnetic brakes, sensors and controls for battery powered AGVs, working with top OEMs in the forklift truck and aerial lift market and Tier 1 manufacturers (motor/gear boxes) around the world.

Many of these customers have begun to rely on the highly experienced Warner Electric engineering team for proven, customized solutions for brakes, controls, sensors, software and navigation technologies to meet specific OEM performance and installation requirements on their AGV applications.

Efficient, compact Warner Electric braking solutions are designed to fit in extremely limited spaces and are optimized for minimum power draw. Proprietary technologies analyze magnetic properties of the brake, brake interfaces and surroundings.

Improve AGV performance and reduce downtime with advanced monitoring and "smart" control technologies.

Whether a modified standard product or a complete custom system solution, Warner Electric provides complete sales and engineering support to customers around the world, from the very first concept to the detailed planning, design variation phase, and commissioning.

Proven AGV System Solutions from Warner Electric

PK and WR brakes are available in enclosed designs featuring sealing levels and special coatings to meet extreme environment applications, including low temperature, presence of water, dust, high humidity, etc

Smart Brake 


Flexible embedded controller features plug & play integration

Ideal for fleet management systems, particularly on AGV applications, provides access to the auto-diagnosis brake component. Brake can be become fully controlled and monitored when it is also equipped with the WES sensor (wear diagnosis).

  • Over-excitation control
  • AEC-Q100 ready
  • Accurate brake control and IOT feature add on
  • PNP Inputs/Outputs
  • CAN BUS ready
  • Various versions from 8VDC up to 400VAC
  • IP67 rated

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Advanced Friction Materials 


Altra engineers have developed a proprietary NON-STICK friction material specifically designed for cold room and outdoor environments with high moisture levels and wide temperature differentials.

Most standard friction materials tend to get sticky and loose their effectiveness in these cold, harsh conditions.

Altra’s new friction material has proven to retain stable torque in between static parking and high energy service and emergency stopping during rigorous climate chamber testing, endurance testing, and field testing.

A high performance grade friction material is also offered for more challenging applications.

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