Civitas also available with electromagnetic retarders
- 16 January 2017
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The Civitas, our low-floor minibus, is also available with electromagnetic retarders. The retarder dissipates a large part of the braking energy, thus relieving the default breaking system. Retarders are therefore often a criterion for public transport tenders in hilly environments. Besides safety concerns, retarders also extend the lifespan of the default braking system.
In our Civitas, the retarders are fully integrated with the default braking system. The retarder enters into force when the footbrake is used, but it can also be operated independently by a lever near the steering wheel. The retarder is also compatible with the anti-skid braking system (ABS) of the Civitas.
The retarder consists of a casing with several electromagnetic coils. On both sides the retarder is joined with the drive shaft.