Despite discs being ever more frequently used on rail cars, shoe brakes with cast iron inlays secured by wedges in their bases continue to be a popular solutions. The brake shoes manufactured by our company ensure the shortest braking distance for the tram, even in difficult weather conditions. This is particularly important in Winter, when ice and snow may collect on the wheels.
The components offered by us have special grooves on the abrasive side that reduce sparking, with the heat emerging during compression by levers being more quickly dissipated. These expansion slits increase the strength and usable lifetime of our brake shoes.
The manufacture of such components relies on standards presently in force and the technical specifications of specific rail vehicles they are be used on. The casting process uses high abrasion-resistance cast iron