Braking Systems – Pneumatic

The Braking Systems: Pneumatic course introduces learners to the key principles of pneumatic braking systems, the common components that make up a pneumatic braking system, and how foundation brakes function. Learners in quality, manufacturing, or sales roles in the industry will also find value in this course.


Learning Objectives

  • Define the principles associated with pneumatic braking systems.
  • Recognize the common components that comprise the pneumatic braking system.
  • Understand how the foundation brakes work with the pneumatic braking system.
  • Identify the components of a pneumatic drum brake and explain how it functions.
  • Identify the components of a pneumatic disc brake and explain how it functions.
Course Length: 2 HRS

Table of Contents

Braking Systems: Pneumatic Introduction

Pneumatic Disc Brakes

  • Disc
    • Solid Discs
    • Ventilated Discs
    • Cross-Drilled Discs
    • Slotted Discs
    • Slotted and Cross-Drilled Discs
  • Caliper
  • Brake Pads
  • Brake Chamber

Basic Concepts

  • Pneumatic Braking Principles
    • Friction
    • Braking Temperature
    • Vehicle Stopping Distance
    • Brake Force Distribution
  • Common Components
    • Compressor
    • Governor
    • Air Dryer
    • Air Tank
    • Air Lines and Hoses
    • Service Brake
    • Spring Brake

Pneumatic Drum Brakes

  • Brake Drum
  • Brake Spider Plate
  • Brake Shoe
  • Brake Chamber
  • Slack Adjuster
  • Camshaft
  • Brake Shoe
  • Cam Roller
  • Shoe Anchor Pins
  • Shoe Retainer Spring
  • Shoe Return Spring

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