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Mechanical Application Brief

Hayes Industrial Brakes

Description


Daniel Conine, Research and Development Lab Supervisor, and Curt Blaszczyk, a Mechanical Design Engineer at Hayes Industrial Brake, Inc. were responsible for testing and refining the SpeedCheck Disc Brake.

Location


Mequon, WI

Brake Design

The Problem


The performance of the braking system on a mountain bike is of extreme importance to a rider descending a mountain. Riding a bike down a mountain slope can be very rough, with nearly vertical drops, rocks and tree roots in the path, and brake control is critical to the speed and the safety of the rider. Hayes Industrial Brake, Inc. in Mequon, Wisconsin manufactures SpeedCheck Disc Brake calipers for market by Diacompe, USA. As an alternative to the standard rubber brakes, disc Hayes Disc Brakes brakes provide smooth braking and better control of the bike.

Analyzing Real World Brake Factors


Daniel B. Conine, Research and Development Lab Supervisor, and mechanical design engineer Curt Blaszczyk were responsible for testing and refining the SpeedCheck Disc Brake. The disc brake was to be used on fragile mounting components and Hayes was concerned with monitoring and analyzing three real-world performance factors.