Electro-Mechanical Friction Disc, Ring and Drum Brakes

  • B.T. Fijalkowski
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 47)


In an E-M BBW AWB conversion mechatronic control system, electronic control units (ECU) and electrical wiring replace fluidical lines and equipment and E-M actuators replace fluidic pistons. When the driver steps on the brake foot pedal, a computer sends information to a control box, which converts the electrical signals into an electrical command: the E-M actuators on the brake disc, ring or drum, replacing the fluidic pistons, press the discs against each other as in a conventional F-M BBW AWB conversion mechatronic control system. An ‘EMB’ automotive vehicle simply means one that uses electricity to replace all other forms of onboard energy, especially fluidical. This offers a host of advantages in terms of size, mass, reliability, safety (by eliminating the risk of oily-fluid or air leaks and associated fire hazards), and operating/ maintenance costs (Fig. 3.55).


Planetary Gear Brake Disc Electronic Control Unit Friction Disc Brake Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. Mechanical EngineeringCracow University of TechnologyKrakowPoland

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