Compressed air is the main source of energy for all pneumatic braking systems, air suspensions and clutches in heavy commercial vehicles. The main component in air provision is the compressor itself. Driven, as a rule, by the vehicle´s engine, it produces the necessary compressed air for all the air systems.
The Knorr-Bremse product portfolio covers a wide range of requirements in terms of transport and propulsion. The range includes flange mounted - with direct gear drive, or base mounted - with belt drive, one or two cylinder compressors. They can also be supplied with our optional energy-saving system (ESS).
A further Knorr-Bremse innovation is our compressor with clutch which, as well as delivering considerable savings in fuel costs, also reduces oil emission.
For light commercial vehicles not equipped with pneumatic braking systems and private cars we also offer a two-stage, oil-free electrical compressor for supplying the pneumatic suspension system or parking brake.