The heart of any freight car braking system is the control valve. It must be extremely reliable and capable of precisely applying brake pressure when needed...without fail.
New York Air Brake's DB-60 fits the bill (DB-60L for long car applications), and meets all the requirements of S-464. Through its superior design, the DB-60 offers a variety of innovative features and competitive advantages.
The aluminum DB-60 provides a ninety-pound weight reduction from conventional cast iron valves. The DB-60's design has been validated through extensive testing, and its improved ergonomics offer important advantages in handling and installation safety, reducing back and lift injuries.