PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Oct. 13, 2015) — Hella Pagid Brake Systems, a leading brake systems supplier, has launched a line of high-carbon disc brake rotors, designed to deliver motorsports performance and reliability in a wide range of popular vehicles.
Using OE specifications, Hella Pagid claimed it is able to provide exact fit and finish as standard rotors, while providing better material content to give customers more confidence in the stopping power of their vehicles.
Hella Pagid said it now offers 282 part numbers and covers 8,708 applications for a total of 15.6 million vehicles on the road in the U.S. The firm plans to increase the range with more extensions every six months.
Because density plays a major part in noise absorption, the Hella Pagid rotors are designed to deliver the maximum density per rotor possible for silent brake operation. The firm added the rotors also provide better heat transfer for a cooler running brake system, which is fundamental in reducing brake fade.
Brake rotors undergo a large deal of stress during braking and can distort, causing judder or vibrations, Hella Pagid said, adding that it relies on rigorous micro-structure inspections and specialized foundry processes to produce a rotor that controls the stress more efficiently to maintain a high level of friction consistency.
The rotors are coated to ensure protection against corrosion, which causes cooling and wheel fitment issues that can lead to service comebacks. The rotors come ready to install right out of the box, eliminating the need for brake clean to degrease the rotors and any additional prep time for installation.
Hella Pagid said its rotors use the “tightest run-out specifications possible” to reduce pad knock back and judder. Pad knock back is caused by excessive run-out, which pushes the caliper pistons back and increases the air gap between the pad and rotor surfaces, creating a soft pedal, the firm explained.
Hella Pagid High Carbon Rotors are sold individually and packaged in a protective plastic bag as one unit per box. Mounting instructions and hardware are included, if required.
More information is available from the Hella Pagid BrakeGuide, which can be viewed as an online catalog at: www.brakeguide.com and downloaded as an app on both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Hella Pagid Brake Systems is a joint venture between Hella Inc. and TMD Friction, a leading manufacturer of brake friction materials for the automotive and brake industries. The joint venture began trading publicly in May 2013, with each partner taking a 50 percent stake in the business.
Hella Inc., located in Atlanta, is the North American aftermarket sales and distribution headquarters for Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., a family-owned global manufacturer of lighting technology and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry. Hella Inc. provides aftermarket and special OE support to automotive, marine and heavy-duty accounts in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.