Patent Number: 6,167,993

Title: Braking system with a hydrodynamic retarder

Abstract: A braking system, particularly for use in a motor vehicle includes a hydrodynamic retarder having a stator blade wheel and a rotor blade wheel. A line system through which flows a working fluid of the retarder includes the retarder as well as a cooler. The retarder further includes an inlet throttle and/or an outlet throttle. Measures are taken to keep the braking momentum of the retarder below the full value during the turning on of the retarder.

Inventors: Adams; Werner (Crailsheim, DE), Heilinger; Peter (Satteldorf, DE)

Assignee: Voith Turbo GmbH

International Classification: B60T 1/08 (20060101); B60T 1/00 (20060101); F01P 5/00 (20060101); F01P 5/10 (20060101); B60T 010/02 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018