Volvo FM Brakes

Brakes

  • Electronically controlled Brake System (EBS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Z-cam brakes
  • Auxiliary brakes, such as Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+)
     

More effect when braking
The braking system includes EBS disc brakes with ESP as an option, or alternatively the tried and tested Z-cam brakes.

These alternatives can be supplemented with particularly effective auxiliary brakes, such as Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+) and a retarder.

EBS is a disc-brake system that electronically controls braking effect. There are many advantages to having disc brakes with electronic control via the truck's own electrical system.

Drum brakes of Z-cam type are used primarily on trucks with leaf spring suspension.

  • Compact retarder - integrated with I-Shift and manual gearboxes, provides continuous availability of high braking moment, even during gearchanging. Total braking effect with retarder depends on engine model and equipment, such as EPG/VEB/ VEB+
  • Primary retarder - integrated in Powertronic and provides continuous access to high braking moment, even during gearchanging. Total braking effect with retarder depends on engine model and equipment, such as EPG/VEB/VEB+

Volvo Engine Brake
The patented Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+) produces higher braking effect compared with its predecessors. There is also the EPG exhaust brake for the D9B, D11B, D13A and D13B.