The brake pad is an essential element of the locomotive’s braking system. The speed and efficiency of braking depends on the quality of the brake pads. As this moment is very important for any vehicle, including railway transport, the brake pads are subject to quite serious requirements:
High friction factor regardless of train speed.
A low wear and tear when braking.
The ability to withstand the process of long-term braking.
Maintaining technical and operational characteristics when pads are wet, etc.
The main advantages of cast-iron brake pads are good heat elimination and high resistance to moisture.