Pneumatic Brakes

Mechanical Power Transmission

Meritor® to Showcase Its ELSA Family of Air Disc Brakes at IAA

September 30, 2014

HANNOVER, Germany — Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) will feature its ELSA air disc brake (ADB) series at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 show Sept. 25-Oct. 2 in Hannover, Germany. "We use best-in-class manufacturing processes to build brakes that are weight-optimized and deliver performance with longer component life," said Tony Nicol, general manager, Brakes, Europe for Meritor. "Our recent... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products, Green & Clean

Meritor Demonstrates Global Axle and Brake Capabilities at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014

September 30, 2014

HANNOVER, Germany – Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) will showcase the versatility of its axles, brakes and drivelines for the global trucking industry at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014 show Sept. 25-Oct. 2 in Hannover, Germany, booth 26 D12. Meritor will exhibit its global capabilities for light-, medium- and heavy- duty applications with regional specifications. "Industry... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Double C-Face Coupler Brakes use oil shear technology.

February 28, 2013

Mounting between reducer and standard C-Face motor, Double C-Face Coupler Brakes are suitable for palletizers, packaging machinery, airline baggage handling systems, and cranes. Air actuated Posistop and electrically actuated MagnaShear brakes never need adjustment and require only annual fluid change. Using layer of automatic transmission fluid between brake disc and drive plate, oil shear technology virtually eliminates wear, while fluid recirculation system helps to dissipate heat. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Pneumatic Caliper Disc Brakes resist vibration.

March 7, 2012

Spring-applied and pneumatically released, Models ANB-1100-CP and ANB-2300-CP provide 11,000 N and 23,000 N of clamping force, respectively. Actual torque applied to given application is function of diameter of disc, and disc for either brake would be supplied by customer. Any time pneumatic pressure is lost, brakes can come on and hold in emergency, making them suitable for wind turbines and railcar shuttle equipment. Read More

HVAC, Material Handling & Storage, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products, Green & Clean

Wabtec's MotivePower Unit Signs Contract with MBTA for New Passenger Locomotives

September 9, 2010

WILMERDING, Pa. - MotivePower, a unit of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE:WAB), has signed a contract with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to supply 20 next-generation HSP46 passenger locomotives to be delivered in 2012-2013. The order is valued at $114.63 million including training, manuals and spare parts.<4444>The EPA Tier 3-compliant locomotives will be manufactured in Boise,... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Enclosed, Air-Engaged Clutch Brakes withstand washdown.

April 20, 2010

Suited for bakery and food processing industries, Flange Mounted Clutch Brakes Enclosed (FMCBE) models include IP54 version for waterproof machines and BISSC-certified version with optional Air Champ locking key. Nickel-plated housing and flanges resist corrosion and bacteria build-up, while stainless steel output shaft includes captive key and stainless steel fasteners. BISSC model handles up to 2 hp motors, and other nickel-plated sizes handle up to 10 hp motors. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Haldex ModulX(TM) DB22LT Disc Brake Offered on Hendrickson Axles

February 16, 2009

Kansas City, Missouri (November 11, 2008) - Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announces that the ModulX(TM) DB22LT disc brake is now available on Hendrickson axles. By transitioning to the ModulX DB22LT there is a 37 lb. weight savings per axle versus the previous model. <4444>The Haldex ModulX(TM) Air Disc Brake slides on four stainless steel slide pins, providing a more compact, stable... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Damper Actuator/Air Brake operates with minimal noise.

January 8, 2008

Suited for HVAC market, ultra-quiet spring return damper actuator incorporates Whisper Motion(TM) air brake and Synchron® AC synchronous motor. Air brake adds virtually no resistance during power open cycle but adds drag as acceleration increases during spring return cycle. This drag reduces rotational kinetic energy, which helps prolong gearing life and minimizes operational noise. Read More

Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

FRA Supports Improved Train Braking System; Humphrey Technology is Key

August 21, 2007

Date: June 2007 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is proposing revised federal rail safety regulations to facilitate the installation of Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) train braking systems capable of preventing derailments and shortening train stopping distances. Working closely with the manufacturer of this system, Humphrey's Engineered Solutions Team developed a compact... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Pneumatic Brake indicates status.

June 5, 2007

Designed to prevent surprise problems, Smart Brake includes pad wear indicators that call attention to brake pads only when they need to be changed, eliminating common practice of changing all brake pads at regular intervals, regardless of wear. Heat detection features identify signs of overheating, and can automatically activate fans to dissipate heat, without operator intervention. Guard design dissipates heat, while allowing access to brake pads. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

FRA approves waiver for braking technology.

April 13, 2007

Resulting from waiver approved by Federal Railroad Administration, two railroads will equip and operate trains with Electronically Controlled Pneumatic brake technology, which maximizes train control, minimizes derailments, and shortens stopping distances. Under waiver, trains equipped with ECP brakes will be able to safely travel up to 3,500 miles without stopping to undergo routine brake inspections. Waiver permits FRA to gather extensive data for developing proposed rulemaking. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ball Screw Brake offers zero backlash for precision holding.

April 7, 2006

Functioning as redundant braking or load holding mechanism, ball screw/stage brake is high-torque, spring-engaged, air-released brake acting on non-driven end of ball screw. It serves as safety brake in event of mechanical defect in driveline, particularly in Z-axis applications. Featuring bi-directional braking, it operates in both vertical and horizontal applications. Brake allows thermal expansion of ball screw and meets IP67 dust- and waterproof standards. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Transportation Industry Products

Brake System Kits meet FMVSS 571.121 regulations.

October 1, 2002

Models TA-7000 and TA-8000 Anti-Lock Brake Actuating System Kits fit variety of commercial-duty 1, 2, and 3 axle trailers (weighing up to 45,000 lbs). Electronic control unit relay valve monitors movement of each sensored wheel, thereby modulating air pressure on trailer brakes for sure, controlled stops. Kits are suitable for short run installation and situations where component customization, universal fit, and quick turnaround are required. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Water-Cooled Brake features dual piston design.

June 10, 2002

WCBD air-actuated, water-cooled disc brake is available in 6 sizes with torque ratings to 2,744,000 lb-in. and horsepower ratings to 5,200 hp. Small piston provides 25% of full rated brake torque and large piston provides 75% of full rated torque. Brake includes split wear spacers that allow for wear and adjustment without disassembly of brake, friction material to eliminate stick and slip, and optional corrosion protection. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Brake Controller operates pneumatically.

May 9, 2002

Manual device is suitable for open-loop unwind applications that do not require automated closed-loop control. It operates on 0 to 100 psi filtered shop air and has 3 pneumatic solenoids that channel air flow to 1, 2, or 3 brakes or brake cylinders. Two-position toggle switches turn each output channel on and off. Adjustable regulator knob and air pressure gauge on front panel let machine operator change output pressure in real time. Read More

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