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Brake test unit for marshalling yard of freight wagons


Author/s: Sergio Granda Torres

The aim of this paper is to provide the development of a brake testing system in marshalling of freight wagons. A new system has been developed, which can be coupled in parallel to the brake system of any locomotive with a control system in order to perform the assay.
Therefore, a single operator or the train driver himself, with the help of a portable mobile unit may act on the knob locomotive brake remotely while reviewing the various leak phases such as: fastening and loosening the brake as it travels the composition of coupled wagons.

Keywords: Freight wagons, brake, marshalling yard, brake test.

Publication: Vía Libre Railway Research Nº 6 - July 2013, pp. 33-47


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