continuous brake


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continuous brake

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A train brake that operates on all cars but is controlled from a single point.
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Brake retarding is the truck's main braking source, with a continuous brake capacity of 6000 hp, and is designed to eliminate excessive mechanical braking.
You may assume that on a slick road you should brake gently or pump your brakes to prevent a skid, just as you would without antilocks, but in fact you need continuous brake pressure to activate the system.
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