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Jacobs Vehicle Systems develops Bridge Brake technology


Monday, November 7, 2011
The Bridge Brake replaces the standard exhaust valve bridge with a braking valve bridge.
The Bridge Brake replaces the standard exhaust valve bridge with a braking valve bridge.

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a global supplier of heavy-duty engine retarding and valve actuation solutions, has announced it has developed a new integrated engine braking technology that integrates the functionality of a standard compression release brake into the ultra-small footprint of a valve bridge.

In response to the global engine suppliers’ drive to minimize weight and space impact on the vehicle, Jacobs’ engineers continue to focus on new ways of integrating the braking function into the valve train, according to Paul F. Paré, director of marketing.

The Bridge Brake represents the most recent extension of this effort, he said.

“This new lightweight design provides excellent retarding performance with zero valve train height increase,” Paré  said. “The Bridge Brake is especially suited for small-displacement engines and other applications where packaging space is at a premium.”

This braking system replaces the standard exhaust valve bridge with a braking valve bridge.

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Based on Jacobs’ extensive Lost Motion know-how, the traditional valve train componentry is maintained, while allowing new complex valve motions to be achieved.

Jacobs Vehicle Systems is headquartered in Bloomfield, Conn., where it has a 260,000 square foot design, testing and manufacturing facility, with support sites in Europe, Japan and China.

Jake Brake products are used by North American heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers as well as Hino, Hyundai and Mitsubishi in Asia and DAF in Europe.

For more information visit www.jacobsvehiclesystems.com

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