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Brake Blocks Railway

Railway brake blocks are critical components of any railway system, playing a vital role in ensuring the safety and reliability of trains. In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about railway brake blocks, including their function, types, materials, and maintenance.

As European partner of Federal-Mogul, we deliver the Jurid® K-block friction material for rail freight wagons. The Jurid 847 is a K-block solutions with state-of-the-art single-sided 1xBgu brake block.

Jurid® K-block is suitable for a wide range of railway applications, including heavy-duty freight trains and high-speed passenger trains. Its high-temperature resistance, wear resistance, and low noise and dust production make it a highly reliable and cost-effective choice for railway operators. With its ease of installation and long lifespan, Jurid® K-block is a sound investment for any railway system looking to improve its performance and efficiency.

Materials in Railway Brake Blocks

Jurid® 847 K-block is a high-performance friction material used in railway brake blocks. It is a composite brake block made of a mixture of synthetic resins, metal fibres, and ceramic materials. The combination of these materials results in a highly durable and efficient brake block that is suitable for a wide range of railway applications.

One of the key benefits of Jurid® K-block is its excellent performance in high-temperature environments. The synthetic resins and ceramic materials used in the brake block can withstand extreme temperatures, making them suitable for use in heavy-duty applications, such as freight trains. This high-temperature resistance also ensures that the brake blocks maintain their effectiveness, even under prolonged or heavy use.

In addition to its high-temperature resistance, Jurid® K-block also has excellent wear resistance. The metal fibres used in the brake block provide extra strength and durability, ensuring that the brake blocks have a long lifespan and require minimal maintenance. The combination of high-temperature resistance and wear resistance makes Jurid® 847 K-block a highly reliable and cost-effective choice for railway operators.

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Dave Habets
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Jurid® K-block is also designed to produce minimal noise and dust. The synthetic resins and ceramic materials used in the brake block reduce the amount of noise generated when the brake blocks come into contact with the wheels, making for a quieter and more comfortable ride. The low dust production also ensures that the brake blocks are environmentally friendly and do not cause any health hazards to passengers or staff.

Another benefit of Jurid® K-block is its ease of installation. The brake blocks are designed to fit seamlessly into existing railway systems, making them a straightforward and efficient upgrade option. This ease of installation ensures that railway operators can upgrade their systems quickly and with minimal disruption.

Function of Railway Brake Blocks

Railway brake blocks are used to slow down or stop the train by creating friction between the wheel and the track. When the train driver applies the brakes, the brake blocks press against the surface of the wheels, causing them to slow down or stop. The friction between the wheel and the brake block is what slows down the train, so the quality of the brake blocks is critical for the safety of the train and its passengers.

Maintenance of Railway Brake Blocks

Regular maintenance of railway brake blocks is essential for their safe and efficient operation. The maintenance schedule for brake blocks varies depending on the type of brake block, the railway system, and the usage of the trains. However, some general maintenance guidelines include:

  • Regular inspection of the brake blocks for wear and tear.
  • Replacement of worn or damaged brake blocks.
  • Lubrication of the brake blocks to reduce noise and wear.
  • Regular cleaning of the brake blocks to remove dust and debris.

Replacement of Railway Brake Blocks

The replacement of railway brake blocks is an essential maintenance procedure to ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of trains. Over time, brake blocks wear out due to the friction and heat generated during braking. When the brake blocks reach their minimum thickness or show signs of excessive wear, they need to be replaced promptly.

After the replacement, the brake system is thoroughly tested to ensure its effectiveness and compliance with safety regulations. This testing may include simulated braking scenarios and performance assessments to verify the proper functioning of the new brake blocks.

Regular replacement of railway brake blocks is crucial to maintain optimal braking performance, reduce the risk of accidents, and extend the lifespan of the brake system.

Contact us to order your brake blocks on time, so the train is as short as possible out of can be in service as fast as possible.