EN 16241:2014+A1:2016

Railway applications - Slack adjuster EN 16241:2014+A1:2016

Publication date:   Mar 16, 2017

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90.60 Close of review   Sep 2, 2019


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.040   Materials and components for railway engineering



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This European Standard establishes general principles for designing, manufacturing and type testing slack adjusters.
NOTE 1 These requirements cannot be written in sufficient detail to ensure good workmanship or proper construction. Each manufacturer is therefore responsible for taking every necessary step to make sure that the quality of workmanship and construction is such as to ensure accordance with good engineering practice.
It is applicable to double acting slack adjusters designed to control the block (shoe) to tread (wheel) clearance of tread braked vehicles with conventional brake cylinders and rigging, without taking the track-gauge into consideration.
NOTE 2 The term used for this device by UIC is "Brake rigging adjuster".

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast)


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EN 16241:2014+A1:2016
90.60 Close of review
Sep 2, 2019