Pneumatic brakes, also known as air brakes, are a type of friction brake where compressed air is pressed onto a piston, which is used to apply pressure to the brake pad. With a wide range of makes, models and sizes available our technical advisors at industrialclutch.com can offer the best solution for your specific application.
Pneumatic brakes have a greater advantage and are used as an alternative to hydraulic brakes which are used on smaller, lighter machines. The supply of air into Pneumatic brakes is unlimited which means the brake system will never run out of the contents used to operate the brake whereas hydraulic brakes can. Pneumatic brakes are effective even if there is a minor leak, therefore air brake systems can be designed with sufficient fail-safe capacity