Articulated electromagnetic brake
Articulated electromagnetic brakes are used in conjunction with a track holder in standard-gauge rail systems.
This is mandatory in standard-gauge rail systems as per supplementary regulation B 012.
The track holder interconnects the EM brakes rigidly and orthogonally to the track.
Articulated electromagnetic brakes therefore have a magnetic body which is divided into several parts.
In order to offset the rigid connection of both articulated electromagnetic brakes, the
pole shoes are installed onto the coil body in such a way so that they can move and can thus adapt to the track.
Articulated electromagnetic track brakes are now only used in isolated cases in tram systems and metros.
Due to the wide contact surface, the articulated electromagnetic brake should where possible be used on standard-gauge rails.