1964-01-01

Wedge Brakes versus Cam Brakes - Theoretical Comparison 640356

This paper reviews constructions and design concepts of each brake type and the similarity of wedge geometry to that of heavy duty hydraulic brakes. Factors influencing brake effectiveness are discussed. A comparison is made of weights, response time, actuation efficiency, effect on drums, maintenance requirements, and special features, including adaptability of wedge actuation to split systems.

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