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Synonyms for caliper

measure the diameter of something with calipers

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Offering less mass, improved rigidity and better cooling characteristics than conventional brake caliper designs, the Radi-CAL concept represented a major innovation in braking technology when it was introduced.
Brake calipers work in a push-pull process to squeeze the brake pads against the rotors (see "Anatomy of a Brake System").
The Sumitomo Bakelite Group, who originated the Phenolic disc brake caliper piston applications, has been making Phenolic molding compounds for disc brake caliper pistons since the early 1970s and has the largest market share in the world.
reels have a brake drum system with a brake caliper (similar to a car's brakes) that puts pressure on the spool independently.
That brake caliper is supposed to sit right in the middle, straddling the disc rotor and holding those pads within a whisker of each side of the rotor at all times.
The combination of the world's first indexable insert endmill with eccentric relief angle and the Big Plus simultaneous taper and flange contact spindle system from BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling (Elk Grove Village, IL) is saving Rovema Packaging Machines USA (Lawrenceville, GA) precious cash and valuable time on an important disc brake caliper milling operation at its plant just north of Atlanta.
The investment by brake caliper manufacturer Continental Teves UK Ltd will also safeguard a further 160 positions, as revealed in The Western Mail last week.
During braking operation, a brake pad attached to a wedge is pressed between the brake caliper and the brake disk.
3, four 1-kg aluminum brake caliper castings are produced per mold with low pressure and active feeding of the risers.
Brake caliper development also is in progress and several companies have components in various stages of testing and evaluation.
AP Racing, a world leader in brake caliper and race clutch technology and manufacturing, required a new, specialized dynamometer for accurately simulating Formula 1 vehicle speeds, acceleration rates and air flow around the caliper as well as importing track data on the braking and acceleration profiles.
The tilting outside section is mated to the wheel bearings and the brake caliper linkages.