Deceleration of the vehicle during the braking process
Controls functions such as ABS, TCS and ESC
Converts kinetic energy into heat
Machining brake calipers comes with a range of challenges. If nodular cast iron is used, then the service life of the tools is what counts, whereas if aluminium is used, it is the performance. What's more, the machine concepts also have an effect on the respective tool design. But regardless of whether a machining centre, a lathe or a special-purpose machine is used, our customers always receive the perfect solution for their particular application.
A wide range of tools coupled with many years of experience in machining brake calipers worldwide is what enables us to surpass all requirements, from the simplest of carbide drills to a high-end solution with mechatronic tools.
1. Milling of pad face, disc clearance and dust cap face in one cut
2. Roughing and chamfering the piston bore in a single operation
3. Simultaneous machining of the sealing ring groove and clamping ring groove
Electrification has been on trend for decades. Assistance technology such as antilock braking systems, traction control systems or electronic stability control all play a huge role in vehicle safety and are now included as standard in modern cars. In terms of quality, the holes in the control housing pose something of a challenge for machine operators and tools, and complex contours often have to be produced with absolute precision.
To prevent traffic jams on the production lines, our state-of-the-art tool concepts release the brakes and guarantee a clear run for efficient production.
1. Drilling the solenoid valve bore with maximum precision
2. Face milling the exterior
3. Drilling complex bore contour of the pump interface in a single operation
There is huge competition when it comes to machining brake discs and brake drums. And yet both components need to provide ever greater levels of performance at increasingly lower prices. High volume production in particular places high demands on application data and process security, in order to keep the unit costs as low as possible. In the car and commercial vehicle sector, grey cast iron is still predominantly used to manufacture brake discs. However, despite supposedly being easy to work with, the material has its challenges: In particular, the extremely fine, but just as abrasive, chip flow is a real test for clamping devices. At cutting speeds in excess of 1,000 m/min and with feeds of over 0.5 mm, normal steel clamping fingers do not last much longer than a single cutting edge.
We counteract wear through the use of innovative solid carbide solutions with an unbeatable service life.
2. Grooving the thermal groove
3. Turning the braking surface
1. Turning the braking surface and mounting surface in a single operation