Air brake hose is a flexible hose in the air brake system of various vehicles While those include truck, bus, car and many others. It is to deliver compressed air to control and activate the braking system. Besides, rubber brake hose has other pneumatic functions. Air brake hoses can withstand high pressure and resist damage from the harsh conditions.
Function of air brake hose
Compressed Air Transfer
Car brake hose SAE J1401 carries compressed air to various components within the braking system. While those include brake chamber, brake valve and brake actuator.
When the driver applies the brakes, the compressed air is directed through the air brake hoses to actuate the brake chambers. Then it causes the brake shoes or pads to engage with the brake drums or rotors. Thereby slowing down or stopping the vehicle.
Emergency and Parking Brakes
Besides service brake, auto brake hose can control the emergency and parking brake systems. The colored hose (usually red) is to indicate its role in the emergency and parking brake function.
Features of rubber car brake pipe
Auto brake tube is flexible to accommodate the movement and articulation of various vehicle components. Especially in situations where the vehicle consists of multiple sections. For example, a tractor-trailer combination.
SAE J1401 and SAE J1402 brake hose has many layers in structure. Includes a robust inner tube, reinforce and an outer cover. This ensures the air brake line can withstand high pressure. Besides, it can resist abrasion and remain durable in harsh conditions.
Air brake hose is the most important rubber hose in vehicles. It not only concerns the driving experience, but also concerns your safety. Thus you have to choose a reliable supplier to get high quality air brake line. While Orientflex is such a reliable supplier which has over 15 years’ manufacturing experience. Orientflex hose has been widely used in various brand such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Toyota and many others. Contact us now and get more details.