spring brake

Double-diaphragm spring brake

The EverSure double-diaphragm spring brake for drum brakes has a light-weight construction to help improve fuel efficiency, reduce vibrations and increase payload, the company says. The brake also comes with NoTouch technology, which eliminates the contact between compressed spring coils allowing protecting coatings to remain intact and help reduce corrosion. The EverSure spring brake meets all compliance requirements of original equipment, the company says. Bendix Spicer, foundationbrakes.com, (866) 610-9709

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How to: Prevent Brake Failure

Federal regulations mandate brake wear specifications. For example, air disc brakes must have 1⁄16 of an inch of lining; air drum brakes must have 1⁄4 of an inch. Some types of failures can cause a spring brake to stick on. If the air chamber that retracts a (parking) spring brake fails, it’s a simple procedure to install a caging bolt to manually force the brake to disengage. Carry one along. PREVENTIVE MEASURES • During preventive maintenance on ...

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