speaking, the sportier the pad is, the more likely it is to squeak. With the
"next generation" Meyle-PD brake pads, the Hamburg-based (Germany) manufacturer
is now going one step further and reducing the noise emission of its
performance-oriented brake pads to a minimum. In total, 350 Meyle-PD brake pads
for passenger cars have been technically enhanced compared to the previous
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.
The Hamburg-based manufacturer Meyle has therefore 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.
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," explains Stefan Bachmann, head of the Meyle product team
Brake, adding that "My team has invested a lot of time and effort to offer
the ambitious driver brake pads for performance-oriented, sporty driving that
work almost silently at the same time - the best possible combination!”
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.
of the factors that plays a major role in braking performance is the brake-in
time: 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.
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.
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