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disk brake

[¦disk ¦brāk]
(mechanical engineering)
A type of brake in which disks attached to a fixed frame are pressed against disks attached to a rotating axle or against the inner surfaces of a rotating housing.
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The typical brake system consists of disk brakes in front and either disk or drum brakes in the rear connected by a system of tubes and hoses that link the brake at each wheel to the master cylinder.
Conditions of Frictional Contact in Disk Brakes and Their Effects on Brake Judder.
Owners of older airplanes that have mechanical disk brakes, hydraulic disk brakes, mechanical drum brakes, hydraulic drum brakes, expander tube brakes or brakes manufactured by companies such as McCauley that either no longer exist or were bought out (and the new owner quit supporting the line) have been finding it more and more difficult to get parts for their brakes.
Brake off and the kinetic energy of the train the vehicles of which are equipped with disk brakes, become resistant to mechanical forces and temperature raises the heat of friction coupling components, including a disk brake and friction pad.
The overwhelming majority of passenger cars are now designed with front disk brakes and rear drum brakes.
The new factory is scheduled to begin operations in April 2008, producing main components for disk brakes, the company said.
The Swedish vehicle products group Haldex said on Monday (3 November) that it had received a five-year contract for air disk brakes from the Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo Group.
The 321 Series of six armature-actuated electric disk brakes feature an enclosure that reduces noise and protects against hostile environments.
New from Dover Flexo Electronics is its anti-squeal friction pads for pneumatic dual disk brakes. The pads, which are the torque-producing wear components on DFE's pneumatic dual disk brakes, are warranted not to create annoying squealing or screeching sounds during operation.
Though semimetallic materials have been substituted for asbestos in front disk brakes, they provide less traction when new.
has won an order to supply wheels, disk brakes and other parts worth 5 billion yen for Taiwan's high-speed railway project, sources familiar with the deal said Friday.
Mazda said the Spiano Turbo also includes safety features such as ventilated disk brakes and an antilock brake system.