Engineering Inspiration by Peter SturgessEngineering consultants specialising in braking systems, other engineered systems, specifications, component integration, safety critical systems etc.
Disc Brakes

This section is split into four areas:-

Hydraulic disc calipers as fitted to the front wheels of most passenger cars.Details here.

Hydraulic Disc Caliper

Air actuated disc brakes launched in the mid 1980's and are now widely fitted to commercial vehicles and trailers.

More details here. 

Air Disc Caliper

Multi plate disc brakes typically used for tractors and earthmoving but not unheard of on small boat trailers.

More details here.

multiplate disc brake

 And finally a description of the working of the adjusters used in parking brake calipers fitted to the back of most cars.

More details here. 

Parking Brake Adjuster