electric brake

electric brake

[i¦lek·trik ′brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
An actuator in which the actuating force is supplied by current flowing through a solenoid, or through an electromagnet which is thereby attracted to disks on the rotating member, actuating the brake shoes; this force is counteracted by the force of a compression spring. Also known as electromagnetic brake.
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Thanks to a powerful electric brake, the dump trucks can be normally operated using two pedals, one for acceleration and one for the brakes.
It also offers fifth-wheel and electric brake installations.
One tap of the electric brake controller pulls the trailer instantly in line.
We have confidence that UTC Aerospace Systems will provide us their 787 electric brake products with the highest in performance and reliability.
The high-voltage output uses only silicon controlled rectifier's, in order to produce a standard variable voltage of up to 90Vdc in order to operate any electric brake or clutch, including an eddy current clutch.
NTN's braking system integrates a parking brake function with an electric brake actuator and utilizes a planetary roller screw type.
Global Banking News-July 25, 2011--BOSCH - Sensor series for electric brake pedals; New Bosch pedal travel sensor for hybrid and electric vehicles(C)2011 ENPublishing - http://www.
Goodrich Goodrich announced its electric brake system has completed all required dedicated flight test conditions, incorporating the latest iteration of its Duracarb carbon heat sink material.
Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR), a supplier of aerospace components, systems and services, reported yesterday that its electric brake system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed all required dedicated flight test conditions.
Goodrich is the chosen supplier on nearly 80 per cent of the 787 aircraft wheel and electric brake awards that have been announced to date, according to the statement.
The braking systems include air-brake, emergency electric brake, and a handbrake operated by distinctive vertical hand-wheels to the right of the driver's position.
This was believed to have been the world's first successful test of a fully-worn electric brake under such extreme conditions.