AN INTRODUCTION TO AIR BRAKES

This booklet describes with the aid of diagrams, the principal air brake systems manufactured by Bendix Westinghouse Ltd, for use on commercial vehicles. A general description of air brake design and the function of the main groups of components are given followed by a detailed description of each of the different systems produced. These systems are the single straight air brake, dual truck, three line tractor, three line trailer, spring on brake-truck, spring brake-tractor, eec truck, eec towing track or tractor, eec two line trailer system, eec tractor, and the scania spring brake-tractor. The booklet concludes with A list of daily checks which may be carried out by drivers or workshop staff. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bendix Westinghouse Limited

    Kingswood
    Bristol,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM