Technology to reduce the noise and vibration of the vehicle on the move is increasingly in the forefront of the manufacturer's priorities. This is due both to the growing customer demands for convenience and luxury and to the sustained growth of the hybrid and electric car market. The response of Federal-Mogul Motorparts to this trend is the launch of a new range of Ferodo discs. The new brake pads are asymmetrical and specially designed to press brake discs at an angle that allows a significant reduction in vibration and braking noise without any compromise with the main deceleration function. This is achieved by two changes in the pad layout - by beveling at one end at the point of contact or by a small half-moon opening on the intermediate layer of the back plate.
"Reducing noise and vibration levels is a huge challenge, especially against the backdrop of the growing market for silent hybrid and electric cars. This makes us look for effective new solutions and technologies, and Ferodo's pads are the result of our efforts,"said Guozde Chirilli, Federal-Mogul Motorparts Brake Systems Marketing Manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "We are pleased to present this novelty to the market, along with all the necessary technical instructions for their installation. Innovative products and their technical provision for customers continue to be paramount to Federal-Mogul Motorparts."
The new product line currently contains 39 serial numbers covering the needs of different vehicles. Both types of new-generation linings have a design that makes it easy to install. Depending on the position, the items are marked with arrows or letters indicating which side of the vehicle they should be placed on.
For chassis linings, the sloping edge must be directed to the point where the lining makes the first contact with the brake disc. In the case of an anti-noise cut half-moon fitted, the modified end must be directed to the point of first contact with the brake disc.