The Twiflex T2 disc brake caliper is split caliper design suitable for use with a minimum disc thickness of 5mm. The modules are mounted each side of a central mounting plate of the same thickness as the brake disc. Minimum disc diameter is 120mm. Alternatively, the brake may be side-mounted with a spacer equal to the disc thickness between the two halves.
For pneumatic operation, use dry and filtered compressed air. Pneumatic brakes require a control valve, operated either manually or by pneumatic or electrical signal.
Normally one or two calipers are used per disc, but the number may be increased depending on disc size. The brakes may be positioned at any angle around the periphery of the disc, but should ideally be mounted horizontally (i.e. at the 3 o’clock or 9 o’clock position). A range of brake discs is available from Twiflex (see Disc and Hub Assemblies).
The ratings shown on the graph are based on fully bedded in and conditioned brake pads with a nominal friction coefficient μ = 0.4. Twiflex disc brakes must be used with Twiflex asbestos free brake pads.
Effective disc radius = actual radius (m) – 0.019m.