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1. (WO1991003660) DISC BRAKE

Pub. No.:    WO/1991/003660    International Application No.:    PCT/GB1990/001360
Publication Date: Mar 21, 1991 International Filing Date: Sep 4, 1990
IPC: F16D 55/228
F16D 65/14
F16D 65/18
F16D 65/46
Applicants: TWIFLEX LIMITED
STEWART, John
PATEL, Jagdish, Gordhanbhai
Inventors: STEWART, John
PATEL, Jagdish, Gordhanbhai
Title: DISC BRAKE
Abstract:
A disc brake (30) comprises a brake pad (36) arranged to engage a disc (34), a stack of disc springs (122) arranged to urge the pad into contact with the disc, and a piston and cylinder assembly (68, 74) operable to move the pad away from the disc compressing the springs. The stack of springs (122) is arranged in a plurality of sub-stacks each contained in a cup (124) having a base (126) extending through the stack and a wall (128) extending parallel to the stack and limiting compression of the sub-stack.