Core Business / Area of Diversification

Fail Safe Silent Brakes
Shaft Couplings
Torque Limiters


Key Personnel / Contacts

Andrew Nicoll – General Manager


Company Address

Units 10/11 Valley Road Business Park
West Yorkshire
BD21 4LZ


Business Operating Zone



Company Profile

Mayr Transmissions Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Chr. Mayr GmbH & Co KG who are headquartered in Germany. With over 115 years of engineering experience, Mayr is a proven, well-established and quality conscious company, with a reputation for innovation and customer service.

Mayr manufacture backlash-free shaft couplings, electromagnetic clutches/brakes and are worldwide market leaders for mechanical torque limiters.

Mayr are the technological leader for electromagnetic safety brakes, and dominate niche markets such as stage & theatre winch brakes and elevator/escalator drive brakes where absolute reliability and quiet operation are critical.

Our electromagnetic (EN81 approved) dual circuit fail-safe ROBA-stop-Z brake, and electromagnetic ROBA-diskstop calliper brake were developed to meet the needs of the safety critical elevator and escalator industries. The quiet operation and safety characteristics of these brakes made them ideal for stage and theatre handling equipment and winches and as such they were granted BGV C1 approval. Mayr’s program of continuous product development resulted in the ROBA-stop-silenzio, the quietest brake available on the world market. With a switching noise of <50 dßA (even after 500,000 switchings), ROBA-stop-silenzio has become the industry standard for quality and safety conscious stage and theatre design engineers.

Alongside Mayr’s range of standard brakes, industry specific solutions have also been developed for the theatre industry including the RSA high torque housed servo brake module, which can be easily installed between a servo motor and gearbox.

Mayr continue to work closely with our customers to provide an innovative, cost effective and ‘silent’ braking solution for your specific application.

Reliable safe braking demands a competent partner. Mayr is that reliable partner, whose proficiency and experience is demonstrated in the number of ROBA-stop brakes performing in theatres and on stages around the world.






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