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.
The continuous brake system is actuated as usual either via the steering column or the brake pedal.
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