EBS - Electronically controlled Brake System

Stop in time

Whether you need to slam on the brakes or slow down gently to make sure you won't need an emergency stop, the EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) will support you in staying out of harm's way.

EBS is an electronically controlled anti-locking disc-brake system offering high braking effect and instant alertness thanks to electronic signal transmission.

EBS increases traffic safety for both rigids and semi-trailers/trailer rigs. The wheel brakes and auxiliary brakes work together, improving both safety and efficiency. EBS is fitted as a standard to trucks with air suspension and it can be installed in some applications with leaf springs.

Brake signals are sent to the EBS control unit when the driver presses the pedal. A number of sensors for wheel speed and brake lining wear send information and the control unit determines brake pressure for each axle and wheel. Modulators also regulate the air pressure delivered to the brake cylinders. EBS also has a pneumatic backup system.

EBS is available in two different program packages - Medium and High. The latter is intended for semitrailers.

Some EBS functions for safety and comfort:
ABS anti-lock brakes.
Lining Wear Sensing (LWS) indicates when about 20% of the brake lining remains.
Lining Wear Control (LWC) evens out wear between the brake linings on the various axles.
Brake Temperature Warning for the brakes.
Brake Blending The auxiliary brake is activated to boost the wheel brakes.
Diff Lock Syncro (DLS) The driven wheels are synchronised prior to engagement of the differential lock.

Traction Control System (TCS) Anti-spin and synchronising - distributes traction between the driven wheels.
External Brake Demand (EBD) via other systems.
Lining Wear Analysis calculates the number of kilometres left in the linings.
Drag Torque Control prevents the driven wheels from locking on slippery surfaces when the accelerator is released.
Diff Lock Control (DLC) Automatic engagement of the differential lock at low speeds on solo and tandem rear axles.
Hill-start aid The brakes disengage after a preset level of engine torque has built up or when the clutch pedal is released in trucks with a manual gearbox, or about one second after the brake pedal has been released on trucks with automatic transmission.
Panic Brake Assistance increases brake pressure to optimise retardation and cut the stopping distance.
Wheel Brake Monitoring continuously checks brake function.
EBS status monitor via the TEA vehicle electronic system and VCADS Pro.
Brake Performance Warning Warns if retardation is too low in relation to pedal pressure.
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Brake stabilisation for semitrailers with
4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 drive. Included in EBS High.
Coupling Force Control (CFC) between tractor and trailer.
Trailer Brake (TB) makes it possible to carry out a safety check when switching trailers.