LIGHTWEIGHT SEPARATE FUNCTION CALIPERS WITH ALL ALUMINIUM ALLOY HOUSINGS

An unusual design approach has been used to produce an unprecedentedly thin bridge section in an all aluminum disk brake caliper housing. This feature was employed in the Girlock Slimline Colette caliper, making it the first production caliper having: separate members for the brake torque and clamp functions, sealed lubricated slides, low total weight, and the facility of using a larger diameter disk.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Caplygin, D
  • Publication Date: 1980

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331754
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800785
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM