ZF’s new sintered metal brake pads offer increased durability and high sensitivity

February 26, 2020

ZF's new sintered metal brake pads offer increased durability and high sensitivity
ZF’s new TRW Sinter Road & Track brake pads (Courtesy ZF Friedrichshafen AG)

Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen AG has introduced its latest premium sintered metal motorcycle brake pads through its subsidiary TRW. The new TRW Sinter Road & Track (SRT) brake pads have General Certification (ABE) qualification and are said to offer a stable pressure point, consistent and fade-free braking power under high thermal loads, low manual force and optimal sensitivity. 

In a direct hot pressing process, the sintered metal pad mixture is applied to the back plate by means of a conductive sintering process. According to ZF, the result is a high-quality, standardised pad structure which ensures that the pads maintain a constant coefficient of friction until the defined remaining pad thickness has been reached. Compared to conventional sintered metal pads, they are also said to exhibit considerably longer durability and more precise sensitivity under high loads.

ZF's new sintered metal brake pads offer increased durability and high sensitivity
The back plate of a TRW Sinter Road & Track brake pad (Courtesy ZF Friedrichshafen AG)

The TRW SRT brake pads benefit from ZF’s patented Nucap Retention System (NRS) technology, in which the brake pad’s back plates are equipped with a hook profile that permanently embeds itself into the friction material. The new pads can be combined with a motorcycle’s original brake discs, as well as with all TRW discs.



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