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Comparing Hydraulic & Mechanical Brake Systems October 31, 2017

Mechanical vs. Hydraulic Brakes: Everything You Need to Know Confused how to choose between mechanical vs. hydraulic brakes? When you’re trying to decide which type of disc brake is best for your particular application whether it be utility, material handling, agricultural, defense, trailer, forestry, or construction brakes, it’s important to know the differences between hydraulic (Read More)

SAHR Brakes: How Do Spring Brakes Work?

How Do SAHR Brakes Work? Brake manufacturers are continuously redeveloping brake technologies to meet the needs of vehicles with increased speeds and weight. Spring applied hydraulically released brakes (SAHR) are standard for heavy-duty industrial applications. Spring applied brakes are designed to decelerate inertia loads or park static loads when the release mechanism is either intentionally (Read More)

Agricultural Equipment Brake Solutions October 7, 2016

Knott Brake – Dedicated to Safe Agricultural Braking Knott drum brakes, disc brakes, and wet disc brakes are utilized in numerous applications to safely control a wide variety of agricultural equipment. Safely bringing tens of thousands of pounds of liquid manure to a stop is a challenge that can have significant environmental, safety, and odor (Read More)

180 X 30mm Mechanical Cam Brake September 2, 2016

New 180×30 Cam Brake Knott Brake Company has released a new 180×30 cam brake for production. The brake was developed in conjunction with a customer who was redesigning a military trailer. The new trailer carries heavier loads and puts an excessive demand on the previous mechanical parking brakes. Wanting to keep the wheel for the (Read More)

New Dynameomter Testing Capabilities March 18, 2016

Knott Brake Company Adds New Dynamometer Test Capability Knott Brake Company is pleased to announce the addition of the Brake Dynamometer.  The dynamometer was refurbished by Link Engineering utilizing the latest Pro-Link Data Acquisition System. It has a 150 HP motor capable of maximum speeds up to 2000 rpm, inertia of 115.2 Kg m2, a (Read More)

Industrial Braking Systems for Military Vehicles

Superior Brakes For Armored Vehicles Knott has good reason to claim the title of specialist in brakes and braking systems for defense applications. With braking systems and variants to cover every conceivable requirement, Knott supplies solutions from its own development and production. Your mission, the conditions you will be facing, and the area of application (Read More)