Wichita Clutch Modevo Modular Tension Brake disc was developed at the Bedford, UK factory using Finite Element Analysis techniques to ensure maximum strength with minimum weight. The design is optimized to make best use of the cooling air available at slow speeds, and being bidirectional, it achieves high heat dissipation capacity in either rotational direction, unlike some other brakes. An optional electric cooling fan is available where space is limited or more extreme heat handling is required.
Available in five sizes: 250 mm, 300 mm, 350 mm, 400 mm and 450 mm diameters, all discs are the same thickness and use the same brake modules and actuators. Each disc can be specified with a minimum of a single module, up to the maximum number of modules that can be fitted Brake Discs and Cooling around the disc. This allows torque handling capabilities ranging from a maximum of 659 lb.ft. for the 250 mm disc, up to 3181 lb.ft. for the 450 mm disc.