Railway brakes is a difficult process. This complexity arises from the fact that braking involves different components and they must all properly interact in order to provide
safe braking. At Railway Brake and Friction, experts from industry, regulatory authorities and research institutions will come together to discuss strategies for optimising brake systems in the railway sector.

We have confirmed speakers from Asia and Europe and the following companies have already confirmed their participation:-
Bombardier,
Transport for London,
DB Systemtechnik,
Federal-Mogul,
Corporation,
FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences,
International Union of Railways,
European Railway Agency and China Academy of Railway Science.

Conferences on railway brakes are rare, so if you work in the railway brakes industry you should register for Railway Brake and Friction Conference, taking place in Derby – home to the largest cluster of railway companies anywhere in the world. The conference takes place on 14th December and early bird registration expires on 15th September. You can view the conference website at www.brakefriction.org

This is a new conference so you will meet new people and learn new information; important ingredients if you want to bolster your career and business prospects.

This is a quick overview of just some of the topics that you will hear during the conference:-
– braking adhesion management and improvement
– regulatory information from European Railway Agency on the application of EU regulation to existing freight wagons
– brake system technology for high speed trains: lessons from China
– find out how London Underground is harnessing the power of regenerative braking
– learn about the WAG TSI requirements on the interoperability constituent friction element for friction wheel tread brakes
– a presentation from International Union of Railways on replacing cast iron brake shoes with composite brake blocks
– parameters and stochastic behaviour of braking force generation and transmission
– how friction materials can benefit the bottom line
– generating predictable and optimised braking
– new developments in braking systems

For best prices, please register before 15 September.