Brake Dynamometer Testing for Racing and OEM’s
Teams in most every form of racing spend more time on the track testing components and setups than they do actually racing. The Pro-System team all come from a rich and diverse background in motorsports and have spent decades at many different types of race tracks - much of that time spent testing.
Brake systems are one of the most critical components of a well balanced racecar but many professional teams do not have accurate and reliable brake testing programs.
- Caliper Comparisons
- Your Custom Test Requirements
- Pad & Rotor Bedding
- Brake Duct Cooling Studies
- µ Evaluation
- Spindle / Upright Evaluation
- Brake Rotor
- Brake Fluid
Reliable data is difficult and very expensive to obtain. Consequently teams are left with little in the way of reliable information in determining what components would give the best results. In some professional series sanctioning bodies are limiting on track testing and race tire availability. In short, test days are becoming more and more expensive and bench testing is becoming more attractive. Since 1994 the reputation that Pro-System has achieved for developing, testing and packaging of the best brake systems in all of motorsports is unequaled.
Pro-System has designed and built proprietary computer controlled brake dynamometers to evaluate brake system components by simulating actual race conditions. We have the experience to custom design testing programs involving, rotors, pads, calipers, upright / spindle, brake fluid, pressure seals, master cylinders, pedal systems, and wheels - indeed virtually every component in and around the brakes. These components can be isolated out of the system for highly specific test data.
Dyno testing is significantly more cost effective than on track testing with savings in manpower, time and travel that can be used in other areas of your program.
Pro-System was the first to innovate and perfect pad and rotor bedding that has become a service that has gained worldwide acceptance with many knockoff competitors vying to duplicate our results. We have saved hundreds of customers valuable track time by providing them with components that are race ready. Week after week in NASCAR and Professional Sports Cars we continue to redefine excellence to our customers. While most customers elect to use our recommendations and time proven bedding programs we also offer customers the option of developing their own proprietary programs.
Our customers are literally the who’s who of professional motorsports. We are trusted by the world’s top teams and component manufacturers to provide accurate, reliable, repeatable and confidential data.
We provide professional unbiased set up and testing for your single component or entire system. Our in-house CNC machine shop allows quick work of specialized fixturing or component adaptation. We also offer analysis of your system design and performance. We can custom design a dyno program that will provide you with real world data. Repeatable and accurate.
Pro-System can provide technical and engineering assistance to any level of test program.
We have years of experience testing friction material and pad design with many major friction companies. Our dynamometers have been used in the development of some of the leading components on the market today. Put our experience to work for you.
BRAKE PAD AND ROTOR BEDDING
Pro-System brake bedding insures that all our rotors and pads are ready to race and require no further break-in consideration beyond warming up on the out lap. We have two fully automated, computer controlled electric brake dynos that are used every day for bedding, testing and development of brake parts. The automated bedding sequence uses the correct inertia and cycle time for the job to insure that you are getting the highest quality parts available and that they are the same specification time after time. Drivers and team personal have more than enough to be concerned with during a race weekend or a private test day. You do not have to waste valuable track time or money bedding brakes.
To avoid thermal shock, with our bedded rotors as well as with any rotor, they should be warmed up on the out lap. They do not have to be red hot, just warmed up and this will help prevent premature cracking. This is especially true in oval racing at intermediate and speedway tracks or on road courses with long straights or cool off periods during laps.
We have special rotors to bed pads and also keep a vast selection of pads and compounds for bedding rotors. We have fixturing to mount virtually all the racing rotors and calipers and a lot of OEM components. When a customer sends us rotors or pads that we have not run in the past we make short work out of getting the job done. We have an in house CNC machine shop, manual mill and lathe plus fabrication facilities to make virtually any component we need for the bedding job.
Contact us about your special requirements. We were the first to offer pre-bedded pads and rotors over 22 years ago and we are still the best!
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