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Advantages in Brake Design

Sep 25, 2020

By Jerry Thompson Originally published in in BusRide Maintenance Magazine, January 2015   The philosophy of ProTec Friction Group is that all the elements of a brake system must work together. A braking system is a holistic entity, requiring a combination of research and science with on-the-street experience in order to generate breakthrough safety and lifespan […]

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Advanced Engineering and Materials for Foundation Brake Performance and Longevity

Sep 25, 2020

By John Campo Published in BUSRide Maintenance magazine, April 2016 Note:  As an accompaniment to Jerry Thompson’s article “Advantages in Brake Design” in BusRide Maintenance (http://busridemaintenance.com/2015/01/focus-on-brakes/) this article addresses the drum and rotor side of the friction-couple equation.  In his article Mr. Thompson highlighted some of ProTec Friction Group’s state-of-the-art friction materials and how they […]

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Excellence in Brake Performance – Is “Good Enough” Really Good Enough?

Sep 25, 2020

The Nightmare:  guiding 50,000 lbs. down the road when the unimaginable happens – suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere a person stumbles and falls directly in front of your city bus.  Without even a second to think about it, you instinctively and immediately slam the brake pedal to the floor.  That’s all you can do.  […]

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