service brake

service brake

[′sər·vəs ‚brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
The brake used for ordinary driving in an automotive vehicle; usually foot-operated.
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The automaker is recalling the vehicles because they potentially have insufficient service brake air reservoir capacity.
Engine brakes [1,2] are often required for heavy vehicle driving operation during retarding or non-emergency braking conditions to slow down the vehicle or hold an acceptable speed on downgrades to reduce frequency and time of service brake. Engine brake modeling and performance simulation [3, 4, 5] are used for performance analysis of innovative/advanced engine brake concepts [6], brake cam profile design and variable valve actuation system optimization [7] to achieve retarding power targets at different ambient and altitude conditions, brake guidance system design and validation [8], etc.
Mr Burns-Williamson said: "Road safety is a priority in the Police and Crime Plan and this donation is in recognition of the exceptional service Brake provides both in prevention and in raising awareness of road safety and supporting victims and witnesses.
This patented braking system is unique to rollover draw machines, as it is employed in conjunction with the regular service brake, although they operate separately.
The system can act depending on the situation, either by inhibiting propulsion, activating the retarder or applying the service brake. Mine VIS can also be used in conjunction with Fatigue Monitor, the company's fatigue-detection, alerting, and reporting solution, using the same sensors and user interface.
They can utilize the benefits of HLAs (compensation for engine wear and thermal growth, adaption to manufacturing variation, optimal valve timing under all operating conditions, and reduced NVH) with the benefits of compression release engine brake (increase braking capacity, improved vehicle control, and reduced service brake maintenance).
An emergency device that prevents uncontrolled lowering of the load in the event of a failure, SureStop can be configured as a second mechanical brake; however, it is not intended for use as a service brake. It offers users an additional failsafe device for the motor service brake, drive transmission or drum brake components.
"The surface area of the service brake pedal had been reduced in size and had side-to-side movement, which made depressing the brake pedal difficult.
If your boot is held at an angle, it can press on the service brake. The brake heats up and burns out.
The platform features a platform-mounted service brake for added safety and a lower center of gravity for stability and traction, said Stone.