brake caliper

The component of a disc brake that converts hydraulic pressure into mechanical energy. See calipers.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • brake — [1] To slow down a vehicle. [2] The mechanism that converts motion (kinetic energy) into heat energy through friction. The most common instance is found in the wheels of cars where the brake shoes or disc pads are designed to press against the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • caliper — [1] The apparatus on disc brakes which hold the disc pads and straddles the disc. When actuated the pads press against the disc to stop or slow the vehicle. Also see brake caliper floating caliper disc brake pin slider caliper disc brake swinging …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Brake fade — Vehicle braking system fade, or brake fade is the reduction in stopping power that can occur after repeated application of the brakes, especially in high load or high speed conditions. Brake fade can be a factor in any vehicle that utilizes a… …   Wikipedia

  • brake shoe — That part of the brake system, located at the wheels, upon which the brake lining is attached. There are usually two shoes (curved or arc shaped pieces) in each wheel. When the wheel cylinders are actuated by hydraulic pressure they force the… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Brake shoe — In mechanical engineering, a brake shoe (or a shoe or a brake block) is the part of the brake that holds the brake pad as it moves against the inside lining of the brake drum, the running face of a train wheel or the plate (disc) of a disc brake… …   Wikipedia

  • brake pad — [1] The friction material or lining which is secured to metal plates. They press against the brake disc or rotor to enable the wheel to stop. They are to be distinguished from brake shoes which press against the inside of a drum. [2] On a bicycle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake disc — The component of a disc brake that rotates with the wheel and is squeezed by the brake caliper and pads, which creates friction and converts the energy of the moving vehicle into heat. A British term for brake rotor …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • brake rotor — The brake disc which is attached to the wheel and is surrounded by a brake caliper. Also see disc brake rotor …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • caliper mounting bracket — The component that connects a brake caliper to the steering knuckle, hub carrier, or rear axle …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Caliper (disambiguation) — Caliper may refer to:* Caliper (measuring tool) * The part of a disc brake assembly that squeezes the rotor * The part of a bicycle rim brake assembly that squeezes the pads onto the rim * Caliper Corporation, a software firm * Brace… …   Wikipedia

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