FailSafe Brakes for Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly prevalent in mining operations. Their low emissions mean cleaner air and less heat underground. Electric vehicles utilise regenerative braking and friction braking. A fail to safe brake is essential for electric vehicles in underground mining to ensure optimum safety, performance and maintenance. Additionally, as ABT FailSafe brakes for electric vehicles are fully sealed, emissions are lowered even further as brake dust is captured inside the brake housing.
ABT FailSafe brakes are already found on many electric vehicles in operations from Australia to Canada and Europe.
Most recently BHP Nickel West began trialing an electric Toyota Landcruiser equipped with ABT’s FailSafe braking system.