multiple-disc brake

multiple-disc brake

multiple-disc brake
A typical multiple disc-brake assembly. It consists of alternate stator and rotor discs made of bronze and steel, respectively. Modern systems use advanced carbon alloys.
A type of aircraft brakes in which a series of discs, keyed to a wheel, mesh or rotate between a series of stationary discs keyed to an axle. Once hydraulic pressure is applied, the discs are squeezed and the brakes applied.
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All models in the Generation 9 range are fitted with oil-cooled multiple-disc brakes on each axle and its redesigned cab has reduced interior noise levels and more effective air conditioning.
All models in the Generation 9 range benefit from oil-cooled multiple-disc brakes on each axle providing extended brake component life, reducing service intervals and operating costs, and improving overall braking performance compared to traditional dry-disc brake systems that are fitted as standard on other leading manufacturers' trucks.

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