Brake

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

If the wheels lock when the brakes are fully applied, the ability to steer is lost and the vehicle can become uncontrollable. The task of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) is to permanently and effectively...

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Brake shoes

Brake shoes

Brake shoes are a vital component of a drum brake. Essentially, they comprise the brake drum, the brake shoes, the wheel brake cylinder and the adjustment mechanism. The brake drum is fixed...

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Brake pad

Brake pad

The task of vehicle brakes is to decelerate the vehicle safely and comfortably, bringing it to a standstill if necessary. This is done by means of converting the kinetic energy due to friction between the brake...

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Brake lubricant

Brake lubricant

Disc and drum brakes can only offer optimum performance if the brake pads/brake shoes are mounted with a certain amount of movement. To achieve this and thus safeguard performance in the long...

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Brake fluid

Brake fluid

The brake fluid must transmit the pedal force applied by the driver of a car to the wheel brakes. As soon as the driver presses the brake pedal, the force from his foot is exerted on the brake servo the via the pedal...

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Braking force regulator

Braking force regulator

When the brakes on a vehicle are applied, the vehicle weight shifts from the rear axle to the front axle. This is known as dynamic axle load transfer. The load on the rear wheels is relieved and their road grip is reduced...

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Brake servo

Brake servo

The brake servo supports the force the driver exerts on the master brake cylinder when he/she presses the brake pedal. This significantly reduces the effort required when braking. Together with the master brake cylinder...

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Brake lines

Brake lines

When the driver presses the brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is generated in the master brake cylinder. So that a braking force can be produced from this, the hydraulic pressure must be transmitted to the wheel brakes with...

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Brake calliper

Brake calliper

The brake calliper is an essential part of the disc brake system. It must hold and guide the brake pads. With the assistance of one or a number of pistons, it also converts the hydraulic pressure in the brake system into a mechanical...

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Brake disc

Brake disc

The brake disc is an important component of the brake system. If the brake system is to be able to decelerate the vehicle in safety and comfort at all times – bringing it to a complete stop if necessary – the brake disc must...

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Brake drum

Brake drum

Brake drums are an essential component of drum brakes. Together with the brake shoe, a brake drum forms a friction pair, which decelerates the rotation of the wheel. The brake drum also has the job...

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Master brake cylinder

Master brake cylinder

The master cylinder, also known as the master brake cylinder, converts the pressure on the brake pedal to hydraulic pressure by feeding brake fluid into the brake circuit and controlling this according to the mechanical force...

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Wheel sensors

Wheel sensors

The wheel sensor has the task of recording the speed of the wheels and communicating this information to the driving safety systems in the form of an electrical signal. All modern vehicles are...

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Wheel cylinders

Wheel cylinders

A wheel cylinder is a component of a hydraulic drum brake. It comprises a housing made from made from grey cast iron or – in the case of newer models – aluminium, which is more lightweight. Other components of a wheel...

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Drum Brake

Drum Brake

Drum brakes are primarily used at the rear axle of small and compact class vehicles.

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