Brake Systems and Component Strength

Brake Systems and Component Strength

Brake Testing and Component Strength

We currently offer these services:

  • ECE / EG - approval testing
  • Thermal fatigue, perfomance, deformation, wear testing
  • Noise tests (on inertia dyno)
  • Testing of coupling devices in terms of strength
  • Consultancy in materials, design and manufacturing
  • Industrial Braking Systems
  • Testing and appraisal of friction brake systems / components of
    * Passenger cars
    * Commercial vehicles
    * Railway vehicles

Test Field Overview

The new UN ECE Regulation R90 for Cyber Security will become mandatory as part of the European type approval for vehicle types. According to the General Safety Regulation, it will be binding as part of the European type approval for new vehicle types from July, 6th 2022 and for the registration of new vehicles (with existing vehicle type approval) from July, 7th 2024.

Brake Systems Passenger Vehicles

  • 2 Inertia Dynos, 1 including climatisation
  • Vehicle test; Access to different test tracks; qualified test drivers 
  • Use of manufacturers labs (witness)

Brake Systems Commercial / Rail Way Vehicle

  • 1 Inertia Dyno CV
  • 1 Inertia Dyno CV/RV
  • 1 Brake Cylinder test bench

Passenger and Rail Way Vehicles: We offer testing in our own facilities as well as visits to accredidated external labs and manufacturers labs (witness).



Bereich Electronic Systems & Car IT

Fachgebiet Elektronik Systems und Car-IT

0800 888 8338

Dyno for rail way friction brake components

Interested in using our expertise? Here is a small insight into our technical specs - speak to us for more details and tailor-made solutions:

  • Power: 700 kW
  • Max. drag torque: 6.600 Nm
  • Max. revolutions: 2.850 1/min
  • Inertia range: 50-4.000 kgm²
  • Max. brake torque: 40.000 Nm
  • Fully automated
  • Dimensions of test cabin: 4.200 x 2.600 x 2.150 mm (L x W x H)

Our ventilation system comes with pre-conditioned cooling air prepared for climate control - supply air: 15.000 m3/h and exhaust air 16.500 m3/h.

Example: Testing Railway Friction Brake Components

  • Testing of pneumatically and hydraulically operated brakes und dry and wet conditions
  • Friction tests of brake blocks acc. to UIC 541-4 and DIN EN 16452
  • Friction testing for disc brake pads acc. to UIC 541-3
  • Performance and friction testing of brake discs acc. to DIN EN 14535-3
  • Wear, performance and crack tests
  • Tests according to customer specifications within the scope of the test bench specifications
  • Noise tests
  • Simulation of driving profiles

The majority of our clients are our longterm partners. Our institute is world-renowned and has been in business for over forty years.

Stefan Schöffler (Head of Break Systems and Component Strength)

Bereich Electronic Systems & Car IT

Fachgebiet Elektronik Systems und Car-IT

0800 888 8338