Alcon Components, a Midlands, UK-based motorsport brake and clutch manufacturer, has launched an armoured vehicle brake caliper. The CIR55 is designed to fit 8x8-type military vehicles operating at 30 to 40+ tonne GVM, but could also be used on heavy 6x6 and 4x4 vehicles.
Offered to the global defence and security market, the caliper allows OEMs, fleet managers, maintainers and vehicle modifiers to fit an off-the- shelf military brake system.
It increases braking performance, improves cooling and cuts weight and cost compared with existing alternatives. The CIR55 features a custom designed eight-piston, four-pad configuration with an option for 60mm or 64mm pistons and can be used on disc sizes from 400mm to 410mm. The fully hanging, high friction pads are fitted with an anti-rattle system and the caliper and seals are protected to cope with the harsh military environment.
The brake was developed in co-operation with AxleTech International and can be viewed on its Stand N5-150.