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Brakes for Industrial Machinery

Akebono actively applies its know-how and technology acquired in automotive and rail vehicle fields to industrial machinery such as forklifts, cranes, automobile air-conditioning component, agricultural equipment and heavy-duty trailers.
Products for industrial machinery include friction materials, drum brakes, disc brakes and negative brakes.

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Akebono actively applies its know-how and technology acquired in automotive and rail vehicle fields to industrial machinery such as forklifts, cranes, automobile air-conditioning component, agricultural equipment and heavy-duty trailers.
Products for industrial machinery include friction materials, drum brakes, disc brakes and negative brakes.

Drum Brakes for Forklifts

Forklifts are used to lift and transport materials in various environments such as warehouses, freight stations or harbors. Akebono enjoys a 70% share of Japanese forklift brake market and 30% of global one. We are maintaining this position while being supported by global forklift manufacturers, as a leading supplier of products that match market needs.

フォークリフト用ドラムブレーキシェア

  • フォークリフト用ドラムブレーキ
  • *: Akebono research.

A forklift is typically equipped with two drum brakes, most often duo-servo type ones.

Disc Brakes for Rough Terrain Cranes

A rough terrain crane is a mobile crane that is designed for operation on unpaved roads and other rough terrain as well as in narrow spaces. They are often seen on building construction sites.

As a vehicle, the hoisting load of rough terrain cranes ranges from 10 to 60 tons. 50 to 60 ton large sized cranes use double calipers, with two disc brakes per wheel.

  • ラフテレーンクレーン用ディスクブレーキ

Akebono has been supplying rough terrain crane brakes for approximately 25 years. Approximately 150 brakes of this type are produced in Japan every month and Akebono has over a 50% share in the market.

  • *: Akebono research.

Clutch Facings for Car Air Conditioning Units

Compressors for car air conditioners are equipped with clutches, and Akebono manufactured friction materials are used in clutch components for on-off switching.

Specifications of Akebono friction materials used for clutch facings are decided based on the capacity, to match the requirements of each type of vehicle, whether it's an eco-friendly, large or compact car.

It is seen as air conditioners that use clutches manufactured by Akebono have a value for energy efficiency, and with future fuel economy regulations, Akebono expects continued and increased demand.

  • Compressor(Automotive Air Conditioning Units)* Customer Products

    Compressor
    (Automotive Air Conditioning Units)
    * Customer Products

  • Clutch Facings(Automotive Air Conditioning Units)

    Clutch Facings
    (Automotive Air Conditioning Units)

Brake Shoes for Elevators

Akebono brake shoes are used to control hoists on elevators used in houses train stations and other buildings.

A hoist is typically equipped with 2 brake shoes (with friction material). Brake shoes are clamped down with spring force to stop the elevator, and pulled away by electromagnets when it is in motion. Since the shoes are normally clamped down and are released only when magnetic force is applied, this type of brake is called a negative electromagnetic brake.

  • エレベーター用ブレーキシュー

Brake shoes and friction materials are expected to securely stop the elevator and to hold it in place. Akebono utilizes friction material technologies developed in our automobile brakes to contribute to the safety of elevators.

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