The brake calliper is designed for heavy duty use in terms of performance. The minimum diameter of the brake disc is 560 mm, the minimum thickness 30 mm. The braking force at p = 6 bar is 5,000 to 17,000 N depending on the size of the pneumatic brake cylinder.
Directly pneumatically applied disc brakes are used in practically every area of mechanical engineering. The actuating force is created here through compressed air, and the brake is released by spring force. Its range of application spans from light uses such as web tension control to highly demanding applications such as holding and service brakes that can have a braking force up to 33,000 N with just one caliper, depending on the air pressure. There are almost no limits to the braking torque that can be generated, which depends on the brake disc diameter and the number of calipers!