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.
For decades, engineers have worked to combat erosion by developing high-strength alloys, composites, and surface coatings. However, in a new paper, a team at Jilin University in China turned to one of the most deadly animals in the world for inspiration -- the yellow fat-backed scorpion.
Green energy is being billed as a way to make communities that are energy deprived more self-sustaining. So it makes sense to use natural materials to create devices that harvest this type of energy. That’s the idea behind a hybrid wind/solar energy harvester made of bamboo that’s been developed by UVM researchers.
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