parking brake


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parking brake

[′pärk·iŋ ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
In an automotive vehicle, a brake that functions independently of the service brake and is set after the vehicle has been brought to a stop.

parking brake

A brake system meant to keep an aircraft from rolling when it is parked. A parking catch may be fitted on normal (usually hand) brakes to convert them into parking brakes.
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[ClickPress, Fri Feb 22 2019] An electric parking brake is installed in an automotive to stop or holds the vehicle on the flat ground or hill roads.
The electronic parking brake offers users more convenience and increased safety, as the Tug automatically engages the parking brake when the operator stops the vehicle.
The automaker is recalling the vehicle because of problem with the parking brake.
For simple- or double-circuit braking systems within a compact manifold, the VB series can include a brake pedal, a priority valve for accumulator charging, a braking circuit protection poppet, pressure port for a parking brake and two-brake circuit isolation poppets (for double-circuit versions).
The report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the global electric parking brake market for the period of 2015-2019.
It is hydraulically actuated for service braking and can also serve as a mechanical parking brake. Maximum hydraulic pressure for service braking is 1000 psi for single rotor and dual rotor configurations with maximum lever force for parking brake actuation 800 lb.
Fabricated from high strength ductile iron with a die cast, epoxy-coated aluminum housing, the FCL brake is hydraulically actuated for service braking and can also serve as a mechanical parking brake. Maximum hydraulic pressure for service braking is 1000 psi for single-rotor and dual-rotor configurations with maximum lever force for parking brake actuation of 800 lb.
The vehicle features ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, ready alert brakes, an electronic parking brake, front fog lights, roof rails, rear park assist, electric heated retractable door mirrors and interiors with leather upholstery, an electric driver's seat with memory, three way split folding rear seat, leather steering wheel and gear lever, height and reach adjustable steering column, cruise control, trip computer and electronic climate control air conditioning.
The lift truck also incorporates the e-GEN braking system to leverage the unit's AC motor torque with other integrated systems for consistent pedal feel, variable motor braking and an automatic parking brake. Other features include Access 123 comprehensive system control for monitoring all systems on the lift truck, and the InfoPoint system with troubleshooting, quick reference guides and on-truck component maps.
Drivers, to make sure the parking brake can hold your truck, test it like so:
Output options include 5C, 6C, 7C yokes or companion flange and an externally mounted disk parking brake. In addition a new internal multidisk parking brake option provides fire safety for equipment working in combustible materials.
Customers are advised to use the parking brake at all times when shifting their vehicle into park to keep the vehicle stationary.