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Floating Type
Disc Brakes

Floating type is a disc brake which has a piston on only one side, and is also called the sliding type disc brake.

フローティングタイプディスクブレーキキャリパー

Floating type is a disc brake which has a piston on only one side, and is also called the sliding type disc brake.

Floating type disc brakes for passenger cars

On the floating type disc brakes, the piston pushes the inner brake pad against the rotor when the brakes are engaged. This generates a reaction force that moves the caliper itself along the slide pin, pushing the outer pad against the rotor to clamp it from both sides.

Many passenger car disc brakes are of the floating caliper type, since this type has a relatively simple and lightweight construction, which allows for lower manufacturing costs.

  • 乗用車用フローティングタイプディスクブレーキ

Floating type disc brakes for commercial vehicles

Disc brakes are used mainly for passenger cars, but due to their consistent performance at higher speeds and resistance to brake fade, they are gradually spreading into the commercial vehicle segment, where drum brakes were traditionally chosen for their resistance against wear.

  • 商用車用フローティングタイプディスクブレーキ

How a disc brake (floating type) works (30-second video)

「ディスクブレーキ(フローティングタイプ)の仕組み(動画 30秒)」

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