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Brake Discs and Pads

APPLICATIONS
Freight Cars | High-Speed Trains | Light Rail Vehicles |
Locomotives | Metros | Passenger Coaches |
Regional and Commuter Trains
BRAKE DISCS AND PADS

HIGH QUALITY RANGE OF BRAKE DISCS AND PADS


FOR ALL RAIL APPLICATIONS. Depending on the type of application,
Knorr-Bremse axle and wheel-mounted brake discs come with split or solid friction rings made of
gray cast iron, aluminum, or steel. Brake discs with friction rings made of particle-reinforced alu-
minum offer up to 50% weight reduction and less disc and pad wear compared to conventional
cast-iron discs.

Ceramic/CMC
GENERAL
n K norr-Bremse offers a wide range
Cast steel of brake discs and brake pads for all
railway applications
Special Cast Steel
n Selection of brake disc and pad friction
Aluminum pairing has a significant impact on
speed (km/h) brake safety and life-cycle costs
Gray cast iron
n Knorr-Bremse carries out detailed
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 project-specific thermal simulations
Mass and regional transit Intercity transit High-speed transit and dynamometer tests to ensure
proper selection of friction pairing
Typical areas of application for brake disc materials for rail vehicles and the delivery of reliable and safe
braking
RAIL
VEHICLE
SYSTEMS
B R A K E D I S C S A N D PA D S

40 UIC standard
ORGANIC PADS SINTER PADS KB design
Disc material Disc material
Optimized disc pad performance
- Cast iron - Steel with Knorr-Bremse brake pad
30
- Steel designs

- Aluminum

20
Brake energy per disc [MJ]

10
standard

standard

Flexpad

ISOBAR
KRS
UIC

UIC

UIC pad holder compatible ISOBAR pad holder

ADVANTAGES
DISC PADS
n Proven brake performance in many nO  ptimized cooling channel with n K RS shape organic brake pads for
high-speed applications excellent heat transfer and low even wear of friction disc
n Standardized interface and fixing of ventilation loss n Flexpad Silent sinter brake pad for
brake discs on wheel n Low weight braking without squealing
n Resistant against thermal cracks due n Split friction discs for ease n ISOBAR flexible sinter brake pad with
to moveable friction discs replacement top braking performance
n Robust design with high resistance n Temperature resistant with constant
to external shocks and vibration friction behavior
n Long disc and pad life due to even
temperature distribution on brake
disc

TECHNICAL DATA BRAKE DISC


Axle-mounted disc Wheel-mounted disc
Cast steel Cast steel
Gray cast iron Gray cast iron
Material
Special cast steel Special Cast Steel
Aluminum Aluminum
Size Ø 460 – 700 mm Ø 370 – 1.085 mm
Width 60 – 170 mm 120 – 145 mm

Project-specific disc size and design possible


P-1264-EN 09.2014
Knorr-Bremse Systeme für
Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
Moosacher Straße 80
80809 Munich
Germany
Tel: +49 89 3547-0
Fax: +49 89 3547-2767
WWW.KNORR-BREMSE.COM

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