Pneumatic brake cylinders - turning compressed air into action

Brake cylinders or actuators convert pneumatic energy into mechanical energy. They thus provide the necessary pressure with which the brake pads are pressed against the braking surfaces during braking. Knorr-Bremse offers a wide variety of different brake actuators for different brake types and vehicle applications.

Depending on the application, there are different types and performance classes of brake cylinders. These include, for example, diaphragm cylinders or piston style cylinders. With its modular cylinder concept, Knorr-Bremse offers robust solutions for virtually every type of vehicle and application, while meeting the highest specifications for functional safety. The modular design has enabled Knorr-Bremse to greatly reduce the number of individual components. For customers, this means lower costs for spare parts procurement and maintenance.


Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH

Moosacher Str. 80
80809 München
Deutschland - Germany

Phone: +49 8935470

Key benefits:

  • Complete range of different cylinder designs, sizes and performance classes
  • Modular design, thus the widest possible range of applications with the lowest possible expenditure for spare parts procurement and maintenance

New generation of braking cylinders for trailers: NG4 EVO PRO

Knorr-Bremse offers a range of different braking cylinders for pneumatically braked trailers specially designed for the requirements of building towed units like trailers. The NG4 EVO PRO is an all new class in this range of applications. The new product owns a fully sealed parking portion and increased high parking brake force, thus delivering an optimal balance of power requirements and costs for trailer brake applications.

Also, durability of the spring brake is extended thanks to the protection of the parking portion of any ingress of external contamination.

Key benefits:

  • Sealed parking portion with high force parking brake
  • Fully crimped spring brake cylinder (service and parking brake)
  • Complete portfolio available for service portion (T16 / T18 / T20)

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