A local rail authority was experiencing rapid brake rotor wear. This required cars to be pulled out of service every six months. Because the rotors are between the wheels, they had to be pulled and replaced as well. This problem resulted in increased downtime and higher operating costs.
We requested the operating profile and were able to simulate their running conditions on our dynostand. We used the existing rotor and brake pads to establish a baseline.
After a careful review, we selected a compound to closely match the stopping profile. Our additional dyno runs showed that we matched thecurrent friction levels, extending pad life and reducing rotor wear.
The next step was field testing. After nearly a year of actual operation, our recommended compound proved even better than we projected. Rotor and pad life were extended by a factor greator than three.
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