Sintered Metal Disc Brake Pads

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Sintered Metal Disc Brake Pads

Sintered metal disc brake pads are used in high duty applications such as the French TGV and German ICE high speed trains to accommodate the operational requirements of such trains.

This sector of railway market is growing rapidly as more and more countries are opting for a high speed rail system to support their economic growth. The Chinese HSR system is a prime example of such market trend.

In such high speed duties, a brake pad should be able to evenly dissipate the heat generated during braking, to avoid any hot spots which could lead to disc cracking.

Operational issues of this nature are addressed through innovative designs such as Knorr-Bremse flexible Isobar system and silent Flexpad.

In developing sintered metal disc brake pads for such applications, one also faces other technical challenges such as:

  • Stable frictional behaviour throughout the speed range
  • UIC wet performance characteristics
  • Noise-free braking

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