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The aim of this research and development was to forge ahead with the development of asbestos-free brake shoes for brake installations of conveyor belts and to see this project through to such a degree of completion that the brake shoes are ready for use.

Due to the experience gained within the framework of this project, it seems to be sensible to lower the handicap values for the friction count from the existing µ of 0.4 to values of µ of 0.3 for newly built conveyor belts. Many of the linings investigated, showing too low friction counts of approximately 0.35 in the brake tests on working conveyor belts which therefore needed to be discarded, showed consistently good qualities with reference to their ability to withstand temperature and the constant friction count. On installations with brakes, that were set for friction counts of 0.3, these linings would have probably proven themselves well and would even have had friction strength reserves. .

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Authors: SINDERN W, DMT Gesellschaft für Forschung und Prüfung mbH, Bochum (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17397 DE (1997) 113pp., FS, ECU 20
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-9987-O
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