Annular - Piston Brakes
Titan Italia has designed, tested and manufactured annular piston brakes that operate in an oil bath and are integrated into the transmission since 1986. Annular piston technology delivers top quality performance in an ultra-compact design. Annular piston brake capabilities are therefore superior to those of ramp brakes of the same size. The main drawback of the annular piston system compared to the ramp brake is that it can only be controlled hydraulically so, according to current regulations, it cannot be used as a parking or emergency brake.
The Titan annular piston brake however also offers the parking brake function in compliance with regulations. The patented Titan solution consists of a ramp brake integrated into the annular piston. The annular piston brake is controlled hydraulically as the service brake, while the ramp brake housed inside is controlled mechanically to activate the parking and emergency brake.
This means both outstanding performance of the service brake in an ultra-compact design and the parking and emergency function at a highly competitive price, as no parking brake is needed to act on the transmission, something which normally happens when combined with an annular piston brake.
Titan develops tailor-made annular piston solutions, working with the customer from the initial design stage through to testing, when rig and vehicle tests are performed on all the parts and the best friction materials.