New friction material in the next-generation Meyle-PD brake pads is designed to minimize noise during sporty driving and ensure longer durability.
Meyle AG says 350 Meyle-PD performance-oriented brake pads for passenger cars have been technical improved over the prior version.
Oscillations and vibrations of the surrounding components and brake discs can lead to braking noises and squeaking brakes. Particularly performance-oriented brake pads tend to generate noise or squeak due to their hardness. This type of noise must be compensated by the brake pad as a direct connection to the brake disc. Meyle says it has devoted more time to this topic and invested a great deal of time in the development of performance-oriented and at the same time low-noise brake pads.
The brake pads, which are already individually adapted to the respective vehicle classes, have been refined again in numerous tests and driving trials. “There are many factors that influence the formation of unpleasant noises. We can directly influence a fraction of this, which is why we have focused on these starting points," says Stefan Bachmann, head of the Meyle brake product team.
In addition to the further developed friction material, the design of the brake pad surface has also been adapted: Chamfers and slots of the friction pad are optimally aligned to the different vehicles - in addition, the new MEYLE‑PD brake pads with individual so-called shims, provide the best possible vibration isolation and thus further minimise noise generation.
One of the factors in braking performance is the brake-in time. In order to achieve optimum braking performance, the brake pad and brake disc need to be adjusted to each other during brake-in process. Depending on the friction material, two processes are used in production to shorten the brake-in time: scorching (final heat treatment of brake pad surface) or a special coating of the brake pad surface, which shortens the brake-in time and ensures the usual Meyle-PD performance from the very first braking.
The company says All Meyle-PD brake pads are not only tested and certified according to ECE R 90 quality standards, but even exceed these within the scope of legal approval. Even the re-designed Meyle PD brake pads have to withstand a multitude of braking operations in everyday and extreme situations without any adverse effects. In addition, Meyle PD pads were tested by an external, independent institute in comparison to competitor products and their low-noise performance and durability were confirmed.
The next-generation Meyle-PD brake pads were presented at Automechanika 2018 and are available. For more information, visit www.meyle.com.