Specialized vehicles – specialties on wheels

From mobile cranes to excavators, from tractors to fire engines, from towing tractors to two-way vehicles – the range of specialized vehicles on wheels and on public roads is huge. Knorr-Bremse ensures they travel safely and efficiently, regardless of their application.

Most specialized vehicles are just the same as trucks or buses manufactured in large-scale production in two ways: They are too expensive to stand around in the workshop, and they need to use diesel and electricity efficiently to rein in operating costs. In addition, they must also ensure proper safety. And even for a nine-axle crane weighing more than 100 tons, every kilo of weight savings counts.

Knorr-Bremse products have traveled millions of kilometers worldwide over the years, and have been optimized along the way in terms of all of these aspects. They deliver top performance when it comes to robust design, efficiency, weight and safety – features that benefit specialized vehicles as well.

Compressed air supply – compressors designed for extreme loads

Compressors from Knorr-Bremse are optimally equipped to handle continuous vibrations and major temperature and moisture differences. This is also true of the screw compressor, which is driven by an electric motor. It is an optimal solution for vehicles with moderate to high air requirements, while at the same time delivering low inherent noise and vibration levels.

More information about compressors is available here.

Compressed air treatment – modular, flexible, and lightweight

Knorr-Bremse offers intelligent air processing (iAPU) specifically for electric vehicles. Combined with the electric screw compressor, it delivers high air flow with low noise and vibration levels. It also has innovative energy-saving functions and can be used a range of special applications.

More information about compressed air treatment is available here.

Air disc brake - Synact

Synact® offers optimal solutions for almost all combustion and electrified applications worldwide, as either an axial or a radial brake. It saves a significant amount of weight per vehicle, and can deliver fuel savings of up to one percent with the Active Caliper Release (ACR). At the same time, it can reduce lining wear by up to 20 percent thanks to the SCR. This makes it one of the most energy-efficient air disc brakes available anywhere. Synact is likewise prepared to meet the challenges of a new generation of electric vehicles.

More information about Synact is available here.

Global Scalable Brake Control (GSBC) - a brake control for everyone

Consolidated brake control delivers a forward-thinking platform for modern driver assistance functions. Electric vehicles with GSBC benefit in particular from integration of the drive motors into the driving dynamic control loop.

More information about GSBC is available here.

Advanced driver assistance systems – safe in the city or the country

Knorr-Bremse is helping to eliminate typical causes of accidents with a wide range of assistance systems. This is particularly useful for emergency vehicles, which regularly need to travel at comparably high speeds. However, vehicles with especially unwieldy attachments can benefit from these as well.

More information about driver assistance systems is available here.

Steering systems – improve driving comfort, optimize safety

Knorr-Bremse offers a variety of steering systems to make steering easier, despite the high axle loads of commercial vehicles. The Advanced Hybrid Power Steering-System (AHPS) can also act on the steering shaft with its own torque in addition to the manual steering movement, for instance, thereby increasing, reducing, or completely replacing the movement. A wide range of driver assistance functions can be implemented on this basis.

More information about steering systems is available here.


Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH

Moosacher Str. 80
80809 München
Deutschland - Germany

Phone: +49 8935470