Spring-applied actuators are the “fail-safe elements“ of the safety system in tram vehicles; if the energy supply fails, the braking force is provided with the force of a mechanical spring. The brake caliper design is particularly preferred in low-floor vehicles as there is not enough space for solutions which require brake riggings. Brake calipers are also lighter and they also have lower working strokes which reduces reaction time and the braking distance, too.
Spring-applied brake calipers can either be mounted on the hollow shaft of the gear box, on single-running wheels or on the fast-running motor shaft. No matter where they are mounted, HANNING & KAHL modules perform with optimum efficiency.
Apart from the basic “Brake/Release“ function, most spring-applied actuator types are equipped with further functions: a second hydraulic release circuit, automatic slack adjuster and a manual auxiliary release possibility.
|Type||HYS 4xx||HYS 35xx||HYS 25xx||HYS 1xx|
|Mounted to/effective as||motor shaft (high speed) axle brake||hollow gearbox shaft/axle brake||wheel/single wheel brake||motor shaft (high speed)/axle brake|
|Force range (kn)||14,5 – 35 kN||30 – 50 kN||15 – 30 kN||4 – 10 kN|
|Force transfer||cartridge, direct||cartridge, lever||cartridge, lever||cartridge, direct|
|Brake disk (Ø, Breite)||ø bis 640 mm, s bis 100 mm||ø 340 – 440 mm, s 60 mm||ø 340 – 440 mm, s 32 – 65 mm||ø 300 – 350 mm, s 35 mm|