Air Brake

Air brake may refer to the following contexts:

  • Air brake (aircraft), in aeronautics, a type of flight control system used on aircraft to reduce speed
  • Air brake (road vehicle), a type of brake used on large vehicles in place of hydraulic brakes, using compressed air
  • Railway air brake, a type of brake operated by compressed air and used on locomotives and railroad cars
  • Airbrake, in skateboarding and longboarding, is a mechanism of increasing wind resistance by spreading out the arms and standing upright. It does not lead one to stop entirely, but it can be employed to reduce speed while retaining stability

Other articles related to "brake, brakes, air brake, air":

Heberlein Brake
... Heberlein brake is a continuous railway brake used in Germany that is applied by means of a mechanical cable ... This causes the brake clips to be applied on individual wagons, assisted by a servo system which makes use of the rotation of the axle ... The brakes operate automatically if the cable snaps ...
GE Genesis - Models - P32AC-DM - General Specifications
... axle control Head End Power Inverter rated 800 kW (1,100 hp), 480 V, 3 Phase, 60 Hz Air Brake Schedule 26L Integrated Electronic Air Brake Control by NYAB/Knorr Air Compressor 1 - Sullair 8E Rotary ...
Geo D, Whitcomb Company - Beginnings
... While in this employment, the air brake was invented, and he became very interested in its development ... He co-operated in making the tests of the Westinghouse Air Brake and was one of the original stockholders and members of the Board of Directors of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, when it ... machine controlled by one person and operated by compressed air ...
Steam Brake - Literature
... The St Margaret's Technical Press Ltd Railway brakes Types Counter-pressure brake Countersteam brake Dynamic brake Eddy current brake Electromagnetic brake Exhaust brake Heberlein brake ...

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