Westcar S.r.l.
Fluid and flexible coupling manufacturing leader

Disk Brakes

Electromagnetic multiple disc brakes


  • Service brake
  • Safety brake
  • Emergency brake

Original Equipment

  • Zinc coated steel structure - epoxy resin painting - RAL 3000 final colouring.
  • Stainless steel pins.
  • Self lubricating bushes on main joints.
  • Asbestos free linings, bonded to easy-to-replace plates.
  • Friction coefficient μ =0,4.
  • Braking torque scale indicator.


  • The disc brake MATEC MD are negative brakes (spring loaded), i.e. the braking force is obtained by means of a spring that, through a suitable system of levers, transmits its amplified action to the braking pads, where the linings are fitted. An electrohydraulic or pneumatic thrustor makes an apposite force to the spring load , causing the pads to open, therefore the brake to release.
  • The braking force given by the linings against the disk can be modulated by adjusting the spring.
  • Braking torque changes depending on braking force modulation.


  • Automatic wear compensation RG.
  • Linings max wear indicator, fitted on rod FCU.
  • Open brake indicator, either fitted on thrustor or on spring set (to be specified) FCA.
  • Brake manual opening lever LSM.