Research and Development is the driving force of any successful brake manufacturer and EBC Brakes is proud of its extensive R&D facilities located at both its Bristol and state of the art sintered pad manufacturing plant in the USA which includes full chemistry, friction development, and testing facilities including 11 dynamometer test rigs capable of simulating any race track in the world.
Research & Development
Our R&D Team is headed up by Steve Payne in the UK with 35 years of experience and Preston Lapping in the USA, friction materials research engineers with 60 years experience combined.
Steve has over 15 years experience in brake pad manufacture and has been tasked with numerous special projects to develop the EBC Brakes and EFI products to new levels of performance and market acceptance.
Once formulated, every EBC Brakes compound is subject to conformity of production tests (to ensure compliance with R90 regulation) but is also fine tuned within the R90 parameters to constantly ensure that the product performs to exacting standards. The R&D engineers are responsible for researching, testing and homologation of not just established production formulations but new elements and ingredients and production methods that can make pads more consistently and with higher quality thresholds.
The R&D team is also responsible for factory trouble shooting and perfecting the production process which includes minimisation of rejects and production efficiency.
Every batch of brake pads made at EBC Brakes is subjected to rigorous testing including destructive sheer testing, density testing, sonar and ultrasonic testing, compressibility testing and friction level testing to ensure that every batch that leaves our factory is perfect.
The Freeman group is a highly motivated brake manufacturer and its success is a driven by Research and Technical leadership.
As one of the largest suppliers of Premium Braking the group retains its progressive and innovative approach to brake formulations that have won our products With a total of 11 technical and Research staff our Company boasts one of the finest brake research centre in the world with 7 dynamometers, full time in house Chemists and scientists that are the envy of lesser manufacturers.
Our two Ultra modern US based Link Dynos represent a million dollar investment whilst established facilities at the Bristol organic brake plant can test up to torque levels used for even Railway Locomotive applications.
”In a world where lives depend on safety, Research and Development is the key.Steve PayneHead of R&D Team