What happens when you mount a disc brake to a lathe doing 500 rpm which is the equivalent to travelling at 60 km/h?

YouTube channel ‘Beyond the press’ (you might know their other channel Hydraulic Press Channel) mounted a hydraulic disc brake to the shaft on a massive lathe to see how the disc would hold up under extreme conditions. It did rather better than expected.


  1. No relevance to real world situation. A braking system is not expected to perform while power is still being constantly applied.


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