New brake lasts twice as long

2017-12-15 06:00
The iDisk comes with a tungsten carbide coating. PHOTO: supplied

The iDisk comes with a tungsten carbide coating. PHOTO: supplied

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BOSCH subsidiary Bruderus Guss has announced the iDisk, a new brake disk that it said will wear a lot less to reduce particle pollution in cities and ensure longer wear for the motorist.

The secret behind this success lies in the iDisc’s hard tungsten carbide coating. This coating not only reduces brake dust, it also increases safety – especially when several braking manoeuvres are performed in succession. The iDisc is extremely robust and depending on the coating thickness, can last twice as long as a normal brake disc. In addition, it is less prone to scoring and corrosion.

The latter is a major advantage, especially for electric vehicles. Because they have the ability to recuperate braking energy, they put less strain on the brake. In terms of price, the iDisc is roughly three times more expensive than a normal cast iron brake disc, and three times less expensive than a ceramic brake disc. The price is likely to fall as production volume increases.

Dr Dirk Hoheisel, member of the board of management, Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for Buderus Guss, said the iDisc will also delight wheel rim fans because its polished hard alloy coating will retain its lustrous looks for several years. - Supplied.


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