THE FLOATING PRESSURE CALIPER-DISC BRAKE SOLVES (NEARLY) ALL BRAKING PROBLEMS. ATE BRAKES FOR THE EIGHTIES ARE ALREADY IN USE IN BUSES

SCHWIMMFAUSTSATTEL-SCHEIBENBREMSE LOEST (FAST) ALLE BREMSENPROBLEME. ATE-BREMSE DER 80ER JAHRE SCHON BEI BUSSEN IM EINSATZ

This report describes the ate-floating pressure caliper-disc brake. With this ate disc brake the brake pads are fixed to bolts which in turn are fitted to firm brake anchorages. The floating pressure calipers with the two brake cylinders are simply placed over these and held in this position by two long bolts. As soon as both brake cylinders press the outer pads against the discs, the reaction forces the other side against the inner discs. The caliper can, by this means, move laterally along both bolts against the disc; it "floats". The braking forces are only received to a small extent by the calipers, the greater part being intercepted directly by the brake support. This is also the reason why pad abrasion is so symmetrical and the unrequired self-generating effect practically disappears. Changing the pads is a simple matter of pulling out one of the two holding bolts, swivelling up the calipers and then removing the pads from the holding bolts. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag Heinrich Vogel

    Kreuzstrasse 14/16, Postfach 20-25-29
    Munich,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Domina, T
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 59-61
  • Serial:
    • Nutzfahrzeug
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Verlag Heinrich Vogel

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM