Transmission Brakes

  • S J Pinder
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MECS)


There are few power transmission applications which do not need some form of braking, whether for stopping and/or holding a load when the motive power is cut off, for positioning, quick stopping in emergency (safety brakes), automatic speed control, providing a tension (eg for reeling) or simply for bringing the equipment to rest in a reasonable time. Just as the motor is used to accelerate the drive, so the brake is needed to decelerate, hold, or, in a few special cases, control it.


Spheroidal Graphite Iron Disc Brake Brake Torque Friction Lining Friction Brake 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Friction materials for engineers. Ferodo Limited Stockport, England.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    PNewcombe. Design of industrial brakes and clutches. Machine Design Engineering 1966–7.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • S J Pinder
    • 1
  1. 1.Elliston, Evans & Jackson LtdChina

Personalised recommendations