What is a caging bolt used for?
Using a “caging bolt” or other mechanism, a technician can manually compress or “cage” the spring in a spring brake chamber. This may be necessary to move a vehicle in an emergency. When a spring brake chamber fails, a technician may use the manual caging method to temporarily disable it.
What should the torque be on a brake chamber clamping ring?
If bubbles appear, firmly tap the circumference of the clamp ring with a hammer and retighten the clamp nuts until leaks cease (Figure 19). MGM Brakes recommends 30-35 Lbs-Ft. torque on clamp hex nuts. Completely exhaust air from both of the chambers when complete.
Are cage nuts standard size?
There are 3 common sizes for cage nuts. These sizes are 10-32, 12-24 and M6. The size you would need would depend on what is required by the product you are mounting. I always recommend purchasing the corresponding screw to go with the cage nut.
Why do you cage a brake chamber?
Caging brakes is only done when an air brake system failure has happened and you need to get your unit to a safe haven only, not normal operation. This procedure releases the spring tension within the brake chamber and will render that wheel with no brakes when completed.
Are all cage nuts the same size?
There are 3 common sizes for cage nuts. These sizes are 10-32, 12-24 and M6. The size you would need would depend on what is required by the product you are mounting.
What is the difference between M5 and M6 cage nuts?
Cage nuts come in many sizes but M5 and M6 cage nuts are mainly used in IT environments. M6 is a heavier, more robust cage nut that M5. Let’s take a look at mounting a Cage Nut on a rail in the StarTech.com 4POSTRACK25U. In some situations, you may be advised to use a slot screwdriver to help install cage nuts.
What is caging a brake chamber?
How do you cage a brake?
How to cage your brakes.
- To do this, crawl under truck or trailer and find brake chamber to the wheel with brakes you want to release.
- On the chamber itself, you’ll find the internal hex pipe plug.
- Remove dust cover from brake chamber.
- Insert caging tool into chamber and turn 1/4 clockwise to seat the tool.