Stopping is the most critical function of a car. Poor brake performance or product failure can have grave consequences. And so, ensuring products meet the highest quality standards is of paramount importance.
Variations in brake disc rotor thickness can compromise product performance. Disc Thickness Variation (DTV) can cause torque variation which may present itself as pulsation of the brake pedal at low-brake efforts, vibration through the floor of the vehicle, or steering wheel oscillation. The problem is magnified as the rotor gets hotter—e.g., when carrying greater loads or after travelling downhill with the brakes on. Over time, this can result in poor brake performance, triggering safety concerns. However, disc thickness variation is generally not visible to the human eye.
To test rotor thickness with certainty, the team at Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) have taken delivery and installed a new DTV test facility. As the only test facility of its kind currently available anywhere in Australia and New Zealand, DBA can ensure its Australian designed and manufactured products meet the highest quality standards. In fact, all DBA products are subject to routine quality control and testing using the latest and most advanced equipment. The leaders in automotive braking solutions are proud to be at the forefront of providing quality products that are second to none.