hydraulically disengaged caliper brakes feature fixed-point pivots, allowing equal
braking force applied to both sides of the brake rotor. Various friction
materials can be specified for different applications to maximize the brake
performance, delivering out-of-box torque and long friction pad life-even for
extremely high-energy applications. Plus, quick-release pins allow easy brake
shoe removal from the actuator arms for easy friction pad replacement.
The actuator uses a novel nested spring design, which minimizes any
spring force losses while also offering the versatility to modify the braking
torque based on specific application requirements. Ports with large Cv values
ensure fast actuation, even when the hydraulic fluid is at lower temperature.
Various disengagement pressures are available, ranging from 75 psi minimum to
1500 psi maximum, and the actuator also features manual disengagement options,
allowing safe and easy service of the system.
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