Park/Secondary Brake suits severe on/off road applications.

Press Release Summary:

Lever-actuated Model RT 7000, made from ductile iron, features stay-clean, sealed design suited for parking, secondary, and industrial applications in harsh environments. Sliding caliper brake offers quick-change, non-asbestos organic or sintered metallic linings and uses ball ramp assembly to advance brake pads towards disc. Designed to replace in-line drum brakes, product has 0.38-0.44 in. disc thickness range and 10-25 in. disc diameter range.

Original Press Release:

New Park/Secondary Brake for Severe On/Off Road Applications

Bloomington, IN - June 5, 2006 - Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction introduces a new mechanically actuated, sliding caliper brake designed for parking, secondary, and industrial applications. Model RT 7000 is made from high strength ductile iron and features a stay-clean sealed design that is ideal for harsh environments. The brake offers quick-change non-asbestos organic or sintered metallic linings and provides superior fade characteristics when compared to drum brakes, especially in emergency situations.

This new RT brake was designed to replace in-line drum brakes that experienced problems due to dirt and debris accumulation. The brake has been engineered to fulfill the challenging park and emergency stopping requirements of military, construction, underground mining, agricultural and on/off highway vehicles that are subjected to severe environments.

The RT 7000 is a lever-actuated brake that uses a ball ramp assembly to advance the brake pads towards the disc. The brake has a disc thickness range of 0.38 to 0.44 inches and a disc diameter range of 10 to 25 inches.

Carlisle's brake system products include hydraulic disc brakes for service and park brake applications, mechanical park brakes, full circle brakes, motor brakes, hydraulic brake valves, and hydraulic/electric trailer brake actuators. The company produces friction products for such varied applications as on- and off-highway vehicles, industrial equipment, lawn and garden equipment, and consumer appliances.

For further product information contact: Gary Van Hall, Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction, 1031 E. Hillside Drive, Bloomington, IN 47401. Phone: 812-334-8727. Fax: 812-334-8775. Website:

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