Introducing AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition

Building on the unprecedented success of our Air Brake Interactive E-Board Truck & Bus and E-Board Tractor-Trailer advanced learning and diagnostics programs, we are pleased to introduce AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition, a comprehensive technical and diagnostics reference and teaching resource designed specifically for transit coach air brake service instructors, maintenance managers and service personnel.

About AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition

AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition is designed for instructors teaching advanced transit coach air brake system operation and diagnostics and as a comprehensive visual technical reference for service technicians.  E-Board Transit Coach Edition will provide your students and/or air brake service technicians with the advanced air brake system design and operational detail they require to effectively maintain, diagnose and repair transit coach air brake systems.

The E-Board Transit Coach Edition Package

The E-Board Transit Coach teaching resource package consists of a 95-page Instructor’s Reference and Presentation Guide, complete with student exercise drawings, supported by a visual learning multimedia presentation containing 38 highly detailed component, system, sub circuit and failure scenario animations

What Your Students or Service Technicians Will Learn?

Using detailed and clearly understandable system illustrations and animations, your students and/or service technicians will first learn to identify the individual sub-system circuits associated with a typical North America transit coach.  They will then see and learn how air is pressurized, stored and delivered to the various sub-systems and how the components, valves and wheel brakes function as the service and spring brakes are applied and released. Also included are a number of system failure scenarios.

AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition’s system diagrams, illustrations and technical/mechanical animations are ALL NEWLY CREATED and ORIGINAL MATERIAL - NOT a rehash of age-old air brake training material that has been around for decades.

A Comprehensive Shop Floor Technical Reference for your Fleet Service Technicians

Available exclusively to transit properties, we offer a special licensing arrangement that will allow you to deliver your E-Board Transit Coach Edition program directly to your service technicians on the shop floor.  If your service facility is equipped with computers or terminals connected to your local area network or intranet, you can install our E-Board Transit Coach Edition programs on your server.  Your mechanics can then access the program to quickly reference and review any or all of the program’s system and component animations.  Transit properties presently testing this direct-to-the-service-technician information delivery method are reporting exceptional results.    

E-Board Transit Coach Content

Module 1    Introduction - Circuit Divisions

This module employs a detailed transit coach air brake system diagram with multimedia animation allowing viewers to highlight each sub-circuit and zoom in on any area for closer inspection.  The valve and control device section contains images and descriptions of all common transit coach air system components.  

1-2 Transit Coach Air Brake System Circuit and Component Identification
1-2 Transit Coach Air Brake Valve & Control Device Images and Descriptions

Module 2    Compressor, Dryer & Supply Systems

This module contains detailed technical/mechanical animations depicting the functioned of common transit coach compressor and dryer systems and a detailed animation of the function of a typical sir system governor.

2-1 Dual Dryer (AD9) System with Cummins Compressor
2-2 Self Purge 2 Reservoir System
2-3 System Purge System
2-4 Governor

Module 3    Air Brake System Function & Testing

This module illustrates in full animation the operating stages of a typical transit coach air brake system.

3-1 Initial System Charging
3-2 Spring Brake Release
3-3 Service Brake Application
3-4 Service Brake Release
3-5 Spring Brake Reapplication
3-6 Anti-compounding (with Anti-compounding Relay)
3-7 Anti-compounding (with Anti-compounding Quick Release Double-check Valve)

Module 4    Valves and Control Devices (Detailed Operation)

This module illustrates the function of all common transit coach air brake control devices in full animation.

4-1 Treadle Valve (detailed function)
4-2 Relay Valve (standard)
4-3 Double Check Relay Valve - Initial Brake Application
4-4 Double Check Relay Valve - Increased rake Application
4-5 Double Check Relay Valve - Brake Release
4-6 Quick Release Valve (piston type)
4-7 Quick Release Valve (diaphragm type)
4-8 Quick Release Valve (double check) - Spring Brake Caging & Release
4-9 Quick Release Valve (double check) - Anti-compounding Function - Spring Brake Relay (w/ Inversion & Anti-compounding Functions)
4-10 Spring Brake Relay - System Charge and Spring Brake Release
4-11 Spring Brake Relay - Service Brake Application and Release
4-12 Spring Brake Relay - Service Brake Application with Primary Failure
4-13 Spring Brake Relay - Spring Brake Caging with Secondary Failure
4-14 Spring Brake Relay - Anti-Compounding
4-15 SR1 Inversion Valve
4-16 Inversion Valve - Service Brake Application Pressure Sensing Type

Module 5     System Failure Scenarios

This module illustrates, in full animation, numerous common transit coach air brake system failure scenarios.

5-1 Primary Reservoir Failure (with inversion valve)
5-2 Primary Signal Air Circuit Failure (w/Standard Relay)
5-3 Primary Signal Air Circuit Failure (w/Double-check Relay)
5-4 Spring Brake Chamber Shuttle O-Ring Failure
5-5 Pressure Sensing Line (frozen or otherwise plugged supply reservoir to governor circuit)
5-6 Air Dryer One-way Check Valve Leaking
5-7 Air Dryer Purge Valve (Leaking or Frozen Open)
5-8 Compressor Discharge Line Plugged 
5-9 Technical Error (Reversed Treadle Input Lines)

BONUS ANIMATIONS

Also included in our AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition multimedia presentation is a voice-narrated animation from our TECHNICAL Interactive Electrical Fundamentals program describing the process of troubleshooting long electrical circuits and, courtesy of Haldex Brake Products Corporation, a detail voice-narrated animation explaining the design and function of the Haldex AA-1 automatic brake adjuster.

Live On-line or Downloadable Preview Demo

To arrange a live on-line preview demo of our AIR BRAKE Interactive E-Board Transit Coach Edition program, please contact:

In the U.S. Contact:
Chuck McCarty
CM AIR BRAKE & ELECTRICAL TRAINING SERVICES
Telephone: 540-416-2857
E-Mail: chuck@cm-training-services.com

In Canada Contact:
Bryan Duross
TECHNICAL TRAINING SERVICES
Telephone: 519-621-0708
E-Mail: bduross@sentex.net