Ogura has developed a new series of hydraulic caliper disc brake, model HOB-CP. The brake operates when hydraulic pressure is applied. The more pressure applied, the greater the braking torque. There are currently three sizes available: model HOB-360CP, HOB-1200CP and HOB-2800CP. They have a maximum clamping force of 810 lbs., 2,700 lbs. and 6,300 lbs. respectively. Besides modifying pressure to change torque in an application, multiple brake modules can be used as well as multiple brake discs. The brakes are primarily designed for heavy duty work in machining centers and machine tools. Their modular design makes them easy to assemble and easy to replace, reducing machine downtime. Besides machine tool applications, these brakes can also be used in industrial applications where cost effective high torque is required.