What are the types of master cylinder?
- Single Circuit Master Cylinder. It is the simple type of master cylinder just like a medical syringe, in this type of master cylinder single piston inside a cylinder is used to cause braking.
- Tandem Master Cylinder or Dual Circuit Master Cylinder.
Also asked, what are the parts of a master cylinder?
- Reservoir. It is the storage tank used for storing the brake fluid in hydraulic type of braking system, usually it is made up of plastic.
- Returning Spring.
Also Know, which valve is used in master cylinder? Residual check valves are usually used in drum brake systems to maintain slight residual pressure in the hydraulic brake system while the brake pedal is released. Residual pressure may vary depending on the system application. Residual check valves are not used in master cylinders that connect to disc brakes.
Also to know is, are all master cylinders the same?
Generally Master cylinders are of two type. One is Simple master cylinder and the other one is Tandem master cylinder. Tandem madter cylinder is more oftenly used in Automobile industry. The basic difference between a normal master cylinder and a tandem master cylinder is just the number of pistons inside the cylinder.
What is the function of the master cylinder?
Applies Pressure to Brakes A brake master cylinder converts pressure from the brake pedal into hydraulic power that causes the brakes on an automobile to operate. The master cylinder works in a similar manner to a syringe; as pressure is applied, the brake fluid is pushed out of the cylinder toward the brakes.