Put to the test

Brakes from Tarox

Published:  28 March, 2014

Performance brake manufacturer Tarox subjects all products to a burn/freeze test which is used by OEM suppliers to confirm efficiency and longevity under extreme conditions. Products are tested inside a temperature controlled thermal cell, aka the torture chamber. The resistance of all the components on a brake caliper is checked under extreme temperature as well as intense use. Each caliper, complete with pads, is fixed on a support within the cell and the cell is cycled between 120°C and -40°C. The caliper is made to perform 1,000 simulated retardations every hour, for a continuous 36 hour session, over 3 full heat cycles of 12 hours each. So, each test sees 36,000 simulated stops over one-and-a-half days. The company found that every Tarox product was found to operate without fault throughout these conditions and all components were in perfect working order after a thorough strip down and inspection. MD Valeria Taroni, said: "We are delighted to share the results of this in-house testing with our dealers and end-users. There is no requirement or stipulation in the performance aftermarket to subject our products to such torture but we feel as a company that we should prove the engineering integrity of every component we design and manufacture."

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