Keronite exhibit revolutionary braking technology at Eurobrake conference
21 – 23 May, Drusden, Germany – Keronite exhibits new braking technology – developed in partnership with InnovateUK and Alcon – at ‘Eurobrake’, the world’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to braking technology.
As a guest at the event, the company showcased their RELIABLE project – which has involved developing and testing high performance, low cost, aluminium brake rotors with ceramic coatings.
By replacing typical iron brake rotors with aluminium rotors, Keronite are developing disc brakes that offer a 50% weight reduction over their iron equivalents, while offering multiple performance improvements.
Utilising PEO technology – a surface treatment that uniquely improves the performance of, and enables the use of light alloys – Keronite have adapted a ceramic coating that enhances aluminium discs with properties such as extreme wear performance, high strain tolerance, and mechanical and thermal stability.
What’s more, the aluminium disc brakes are said to ‘achieve a lower lifetime cost of ownership and significant CO2 savings over the iron alternative.’
Commenting on the event, Matt Hamblin, CEO of Keronite said: “Europe’s leading braking technology conference was the perfect place for us to showcase the RELIABLE project. It gave us the opportunity to discuss the future of the project with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers directly.”
According to the Eurobrake website, the event is attended by a huge range of experts; including ‘engineers, scientists, academics and executives from the passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, and aerospace sectors.’
A key purpose of the event is for technical experts to share ideas related to braking and friction technologies.
To find out more about how Keronite use PEO technology to enhance aluminium disc brakes, details on their findings, and to receive updates on the progress of the project; download the full keynote presentation at Keronite.com.
If you want to find out about the project’s findings directly, get in touch with experts from Keronite here.