CBF offers a wide range of motion control solutions, including complete hydraulic brake systems and superior friction material components for wet brakes, dry brakes, clutch and transmission applications.
The construction machine market has long been a cornerstone of Carlisle Brake & Friction (CBF) for decades. Their products are used by the most recognised construction OEMs in the world, in applications ranging from articulated dump trucks to backhoe loaders. They designed the first caliper disc brakes for wheel loaders for Caterpillar in the 1950; in 1975, they introduced high density paper friction discs for the emerging wet brake system technology. Today, CBF offers a wide range of motion control solutions including complete hydraulic brake systems and superior friction material components for wet brakes, dry brakes, clutch and transmission applications.
CBFis a leading solutions provider of high performance and severe duty brakes, clutch and transmission applications to OEM and aftermarket customers in the mining, construction, military, agricultural, performance street, motorsports, industrial and aerospace markets. The strength of CBFÆs brands, including Wellman Products, Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, Hawk Performance, Japan Power Brake, VelveTouch, and Field Pro, give customers access to a diverse range of the most highly engineered braking, friction, clutch and transmission products available to the market today. With ten manufacturing facilities globally located in the US, UK, Italy, China, Japan, and India, and with over 2,000 employees, CBF serves over a hundred leading original equipment manufacturers in 55 countries, making CBF the right choice for a new brake or friction dsign, no matter where one is in the world.
SAHR brakes use springs to apply a clamp load on the brake disc and prevent unintended motion of the machine. To release the brakes, hydraulic pressure is used to compress the springs, thereby removing the clamp load from the brake discs. Upon release of the brake by the operator, the hydraulic lines to the brake pistons are pressurised. The piston then compresses the springs and forces them into a caged position. With the springs caged and the clamp load on the brake disc relieved, the machine is free to operate. When hydraulic pressure is relieved from the brake pistons by the operator or machine shut down, the springs are released from their caged position, and the brake is applied, rendering the vehicle safe from movement.
SAHR brakes hold several advantages over mechanical park brakes. First, SAHR brakes simplify the brake system by eliminating linkages and cable pulls, translating into fewer parts for service and maintenance. Second, SAHR brakes are automatic applied, meaning that the brakes automatically come on when the vehicle is shut off while a lever needs to be pulled for a mechanical brake to be triggered.