Delft University of Technology
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering
Transport Technology

F.H.A. Rodenburg Reminstallaties.
Literature survey, Report 98.3.TT.5105, Transport Engineering and Logistics.

This report describes the currently available industrial brake systems.
As a start the principle of braking is explained, after that the descriptions of the brakes are made. For some systems the theoretical background is stated, for other systems only a brief description is given.
After these descriptions a division by main task for industrial applications is given. The report continues with a comparison of the different brakes and a list of the advantages and disadvantages per type.
The main applications of three larger Dutch companies and some recent developments in braking applications are stated.
At the end of the report some conclusions about the different brake systems are given.

Reports on Transport Engineering and Logistics (in Dutch)
Modified: 2007.12.31; , TU Delft / 3mE / TT / LT.