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Air brake (road vehicle)

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An air brake or, more formally, a compressed air brake system, is a type of friction brake for vehicles in which compressed air pressing on a piston is used to apply the pressure to the brake pad needed to stop the vehicle. [1]

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Air brake (aeronautics)

In aeronautics, air brakes or speed brakes are a type of flight control surfaces used on an aircraft to increase drag or increase the angle of approach during landing.

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Air compressor

An air compressor is a device that converts power (using an electric motor, diesel or gasoline engine, etc.) into potential energy stored in pressurized air (i.e., compressed air).

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Air dryer

See Also: Compressed air dryer A compressed air dryer is used for removing water vapor from compressed air.

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Belt (mechanical)

A belt is a loop of flexible material used to link two or more rotating shafts mechanically, most often parallel.

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A brake is a mechanical device that inhibits motion by absorbing energy from a moving system.

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Brake pad

Brake pads are a component of disc brakes used in automotive and other applications.

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A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.

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Check valve

A check valve, clack valve, non-return valve, reflux valve, retention valve or one-way valve is a valve that normally allows fluid (liquid or gas) to flow through it in only one direction.

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Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is a nonprofit association of local, state, provincial, territorial and federal commercial motor vehicle safety officials and industry representatives.

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Compressed air

Compressed air is air kept under a pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure.

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A crankshaft—related to crank—is a mechanical part able to perform a conversion between reciprocating motion and rotational motion.

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Disc brake

A disc brake is a type of brake that uses calipers to squeeze pairs of pads against a disc or "rotor" to create friction.

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Drum brake

A drum brake is a brake that uses friction caused by a set of shoes or pads that press outward against a rotating cylinder-shaped part called a brake drum.

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An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy.

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George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who invented the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, gaining his first patent at the age of 19.

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Gladhand connector

A gladhand connector or gladhand coupler is an interlocking hose coupling fitted to hoses supplying pressurized air from a tractor unit to air brakes on a semi-trailer, or from a locomotive to railway air brakes on railroad cars.

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Hydraulic brake

A hydraulic brake is an arrangement of braking mechanism which uses brake fluid, typically containing glycol ethers or diethylene glycol, to transfer pressure from the controlling mechanism to the braking mechanism.

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Hydraulic fluid

A hydraulic fluid or hydraulic liquid is the medium by which power is transferred in hydraulic machinery.

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Impurities are either naturally occurring or added during synthesis of a chemical or commercial product.

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Knorr-Bremse ("Bremse" meaning brake) is a manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles that has operated in the field for over 110 years.

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Meritor, Inc. is an American corporation headquartered in Troy, Michigan, which manufactures automobile components for military suppliers, trucks, and trailers.

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Ozone cracking

Cracks can be formed in many different elastomers by ozone attack, and the characteristic form of attack of vulnerable rubbers is known as ozone cracking.

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Polymer degradation

Polymer degradation is a change in the properties—tensile strength, color, shape, etc.—of a polymer or polymer-based product under the influence of one or more environmental factors such as heat, light or chemicals such as acids, alkalis and some salts.

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Pressure regulator

A pressure regulator is a control valve that reduces the input pressure of a fluid to a desired value at its output.

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Pressure vessel

A pressure vessel is a container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially different from the ambient pressure.

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A pulley is a wheel on an axle or shaft that is designed to support movement and change of direction of a taut cable or belt, or transfer of power between the shaft and cable or belt.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Railway air brake

A railway air brake is a railway brake power braking system with compressed air as the operating medium.

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Relay valve

A relay valve is an air-operated valve typically used in air brake systems to remotely control the brakes at the rear of a heavy truck or semi-trailer in a tractor-trailer combination.

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Relief valve

A relief valve or pressure relief valve (PRV) is a type of safety valve used to control or limit the pressure in a system; pressure might otherwise build up and create a process upset, instrument or equipment failure, or fire.

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A semi-trailer is a trailer without a front axle.

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In control engineering a servomechanism, sometimes shortened to servo, is an automatic device that uses error-sensing negative feedback to correct the action of a mechanism.

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Tractor unit

A tractor unit (prime mover or traction unit) is a characteristically heavy-duty towing engine that provides motive power for hauling a towed or trailered load.

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Trailer (vehicle)

A trailer is an unpowered vehicle towed by a powered vehicle.

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A train is a form of transport consisting of a series of connected vehicles that generally runs along a rail track to transport cargo or passengers.

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A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo.

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A vehicle (from vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo.

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WABCO Vehicle Control Systems

WABCO is an American provider of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission automation systems for heavy duty commercial vehicles.

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Wig wag (truck braking systems)

A wig wag is a warning device for low air pressure found in air brake systems on large commercial trucks.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_brake_(road_vehicle)

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