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Automobile Brakes :: Disk Brakes

This type of brake consists of a disc rotor that is rotating together with the wheel and a stationary brake caliper assembly equipped with brake pads. When pads are forced against the rotor from both sides, friction that is generated converts kinetic energy into heat, which causes the rotor and attached wheel to slow or stop.

4 Wheel Caliper Assy, Disc Brake

This is one type of brake which currently utilized in most of vehicle and moving parts. It has wide range utilization, from plane, high speed train, sport car until the bicycle. The body is usually made of cast iron, but in some cases made of composites such as reinforced carbon-carbon or ceramic matrix composites, depend on the specification required. Disc Brake is connected to the vehicle through Mounting Support. To stop or adjust the speed of moving part, friction material in the form of brake pads is forced mechanically, hydraulically, pneumatically or electromagnetically against both sides of the rotor disc.