Patent Number: 6,294,887

Title: Motor brake device for a robot

Abstract: A brake release circuit of an electromagnetic brake for locking a motor and an indication circuit for indicating a brake release are coupled together. Both the circuits may be turned on and off by a single switch contact. A motorbrake release device secures space saving and high safety, and is economical.

Inventors: Shimogama; Shigeru (Hyogo, JP), Muto; Yasumichi (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.

International Classification: H02P 3/00 (20060101); H02P 3/04 (20060101); H02K 7/106 (20060101); H02K 7/10 (20060101); H02K 023/68 (); H02P 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018