Clutches and Brakes
SOBO® iQ Soft Braking Controls
The state-of-the-art SOBO® iQ, the next generation of Svendborg’s industry-leading SOBO® (Soft Braking Option) braking controller, combines various cutting-edge technologies to provide significant flexibility, safety and durability on heavy-duty applications.
The SOBO iQ features three-state digital modulation, an industry first in a braking system, and a revolutionary dual-loop PI control (pressure/speed). The pressure control is based not only on speed but also on deceleration. SOBO iQ controls braking torque by comparing a preset speed ramp with actual conveyor speed feedback. The unit can provide different braking profiles for different operational scenarios. Advanced functions including independent overspeed monitoring, rollback, gear monitoring and out-of-band monitoring are included.
The SOBO iQ provides only the torque needed for a safe, controlled stop. The new controller can be used with a combination of brake types, mounted on both the high and low speed sides of the conveyor drive. Up to 4 HPUs can be connected to each controller. The new iQ is four times faster than previous generations and features safety hardware based on 2-stage backup, and a defined communication failure behavior. Remote access is possible and an optional touch screen is available for setup and monitoring.
- Industrial-grade embedded PC
- Built-in MODBUS TCP/IP interface
- Custom optimized IP67 communications module
- EtherCAT-based internal network
- Full BUS monitoring
- Optional cable redundancy
- Fast hydraulic operation
- Optional manual operation