KEB bistable brakes and clutches, also known as flip-flop brakes or clutches, make it possible to maintain the switching status without any further power supply. Switching is carried out via a short current pulse exclusively to change the switching state. This results in energy savings of up to 99 % in comparison with conventional clutches, depending on the duty cycle.

KEB’s bistable products achieve maximum energy efficiency and are ideally suited for use in battery-powered vehicles as a parking brake, in door and power liftgate systems, and in air-conditioning compressors.


  • Zero energy consumption except for the switching pulse
  • Easy system integration
  • Maintenance-free units
  • IATF 16949 certification
Your contact
Keb schmittgen jan sales brakes clutches

Jan Schmittgen

Sales Brakes & Clutches

+49 5263 401-855
+49 151 40482683


Torque range20 … 60 Nm
Diameter100 … 160 mm
Standard voltages12, 24, 36, 48 V DC

In use in these areas of application


With innovative solutions, KEB enables the electronic operation of auxiliary systems in commercial vehicles and mobile machinery, thereby reducing emissions.


Individual solutions, speed and safety are standard for industrial trucks, automated guided vehicles and wheel hub drives. Products from KEB can be individually tailored to the vehicles in intralogistics. Thanks to the many years of experience of the employees, the optimum for the application is brought out together with the customer.


Whether warehouse logistics or cranes, speed and flexibility are essential in material handling. KEB ensures a smooth flow of goods and materials in this area.


Precision, safety and repeatability are essential in medical technology. This requires solutions that are as reliably produced as the work in the healthcare industry demands. With know-how and established products, KEB has been meeting the high demands in medical technology for decades.


In robotics, compactness, repeatability and positioning accuracy are important. Our products meet these criteria precisely and are characterised by their high quality and flexibility. Standard and customised solutions are used by robotics customers all over the world.

Cranes and hoists

“Safety first” is the motto for cranes and hoists. Added to this are ever faster cycle times for the movement of goods. KEB offers standard and customised solutions that reliably meet the special requirements. KEB can also implement redundant systems.


Smooth operation, even over long periods of time, requires durable and robust components. These should nevertheless operate according to today's Industry 4.0 standards. Intelligent and robust products from KEB ensure operation in the demanding applications.

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