Warner Electric

HVH Industrial Solutions is an authorized distributor for Warner Electric

Founded in 1927, Warner Electric offers the broadest selection of industrial clutches, brakes, controls, and web tension systems available from a single manufacturer. Warner Electric components are used in various markets, including material handling, food & beverage, packaging machinery, turf & garden, agriculture, off-highway, forklift, crane, and motion control. Applications include conveyors, lift trucks, servo motors, wrapping machines,  capping equipment, balers, combines,  baggage handling systems, military vehicles, hoists, and lawnmowers.

HVH Industrial is an authorized distributor for all Altra Motion companies and also offers brakes and clutches from TwiflexFormspragMarlandStromagSvendborg Brakes,  Inertia Dynamics, and Stieber

We work with these companies on a regular basis and can provide specs, pricing, and availability quickly and accurately.

At HVH, we work closely with the Warner Electric engineering team to provide superior customer service and engineering support.  

Warner Electric Literature: 

Clutches and Brakes - Basic Design

Shaft Mounted Clutches and Brakes

Electrically Released Brakes

Clutches and Brakes


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Warner Electric is a well-known manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes. With a history dating back to the early 20th century, the company has evolved into a global leader in the industry.

The History of Warner Electric

Warner Electric was founded in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1927 by Arthur Pratt Warner, who was an inventor of great importance with over 100 patents on file, among them the automotive speedometer, a variant of which is still in use in every automobile today. Initially, the company produced products for the automotive industry, but as demand for its products grew, it expanded into other markets, including industrial machinery, aerospace, and medical equipment.

In 1950 the first industrial electric clutch was developed for use on large turret lathes. In the 1960s and 1970s, Warner Electric continued to expand its product line and geographic reach. The company established offices and manufacturing facilities in Europe and Asia, enabling it to provide its products to customers around the world. During this period, the company also began to develop more sophisticated products, including electromagnetic clutches and brakes with variable torque and speed control.

In 1994, the company was acquired by Altra Industrial Motion, a move that helped to further expand its global reach and accelerate its growth. At the end of the year 2022, Altra Industrial Motion was acquired by Regal Rexnord, which made Warner Electric as well a part of Regal Rexnord.

Warner Electric Products

Warner Electric offers a wide range of products designed for different applications. The company's product line includes:


Warner Electric's brakes are designed to provide reliable and safe stopping power for industrial machinery. The brakes come in various types, including:

  • Spring Set Brakes
  • Electromagnetic Brakes

  • Hydraulic Brakes

  • Pneumatic Brakes


Warner Electric's clutches are used to transmit torque between two shafts. The clutches come in various types, including:

  • Hydraulic Clutches

  • Pneumatic Clutches

  • Electromagnetic Clutches

  • Wrap Spring Clutches

Torque Limiters

Warner Electric's torque limiters are designed to protect machinery from overload or jamming. Warner Electric offers friction torque limiters, which have a compact design and are made of high-quality materials.


Warner Electric's sensors are designed to detect and monitor the position, speed, and direction of rotating shafts. The sensors come in various types, including:

  • Photoelectric Sensors

  • Ultrasonic Sensors

  • Inductive Proximity Sensors

  • Capacitive Sensors

Applications of Warner Electric Products

Warner Electric products are widely used in various industries, including:

  • Industrial Applications

  • Food and Beverage Processing

  • Material Handling

  • Packaging

  • Printing

  • Textile Production

  • Automotive Applications

  • Brakes and Clutches for Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles

  • Torque Limiters for Transmissions and Drivetrains

  • Commercial Applications

  • Elevators and Escalators

  • HVAC Systems

  • Lawn and Garden Equipment

  • Marine Propulsion Systems

Benefits of Warner Electric Clutches and Brakes

High Quality

Warner Electric products are manufactured to the highest standards using only the best materials. This ensures that they are durable and reliable, and provide consistent performance over their lifetime.


Warner Electric offers a range of customizable options to meet the specific needs of each customer. This includes custom sizes, voltages, and mounting options.


Warner Electric products are cost-effective compared to other brands. This is because they are designed to provide long-term performance, reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements.

Technical Support

Warner Electric provides excellent technical support to help customers select the right product for their application. The company also offers training programs to help customers maintain their products for optimal performance.


In conclusion, the history of Warner Electric is a story of innovation, growth, and success. From its humble beginnings as a small-scale manufacturer of clutches and brakes, the company has grown into a global leader in the field of motion control technology. By staying true to its core values of quality, innovation, and customer service, Warner Electric has built a reputation as a trusted partner for businesses around the world.