“For more than 115 years, we have pioneered to deliver cutting-edge and globally-successful brake control systems for both rail and commercial vehicles,” said Gareth Lawless, Trailer Business Manager of Knorr-Bremse Australia. “Innovation is one of our key core values and forms part of our company’s DNA, so attaining TCA type-approval of our OBM system is yet another significant milestone for our company.
“For our Australian technical team that developed our OBM system, it is a wonderful achievement. We are now focussing our efforts on ensuring the Knorr-Bremse OBM system is available for our clients by the end of this year.”
The Knorr-Bremse Group is a world-leading manufacturer of braking systems. Based in Munich, Germany, Knorr-Bremse has a long history working with the trucking industry in Australia.
OBM systems measure the mass of axle groups and calculate the gross vehicle mass of a vehicle. Type-approval involves the assessment of OBM system ‘types’ against the performance-based requirements contained in the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification. As ahas occurred with the approval of Knorr-Bremse Australia On-board Mass equipment.
There are three categories of type-approved OBM Systems (Categories A, B and C) which meet the needs of different stakeholders. Category A OBM systems electronically display mass information to drivers and/or loaders. Find out more about OBM systems at tca.gov.au/obm.