INNOVATIVE BRAKING FOR THE AFTERMARKET
From ZF’s TRW brand
ZF says that as part of its global portfolio of premium brands, TRW is well-known for being a supplier of premium quality brake discs and pads as well as steering components to some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers.
It is also a major player in the global aftermarket, offering original equipment quality components to fit most passenger cars and light trucks in the Australian market.
With an enviable local supply and manufacturing history dating back over 50 years, ZF considers TRW to be one of the most experienced and reliable providers of braking and steering components in Australia.
ZF says its reputation for innovation and quality continues to be substantiated by TRW, with the brand welcoming the world’s first aftermarket brake pad for electric vehicles, known as ‘Electric Blue.’
While for more traditional petrol and diesel-powered vehicles, COTEC is an advanced silicon coating that TRW applies to the majority of its brake pads.
It results in improved contact between the brake disc and pad, promoting shortened stopping distances of up to seven metres during the first few stops after fitment.
This innovative coating means that TRW brake pads consistently outperform other premium brands during the bedding-in period when the friction co-efficient and therefore brake performance is at its lowest.
TRW has also developed DTEC, a premium quality ceramic brake pad which reduces brake dust exfoliation onto the surface of the wheel rim by up to 45 percent.
TRW produces over 12 million brake discs worldwide every year for both original equipment and the aftermarket.
Its High Carbon Discs were developed as a means of reducing weight, while also improving braking performance and NVH (Noise, Vibration Harshness) properties via optimal thermal conductivity.
This technology allows the discs to run cooler, for more consistent brake performance, better stability, plus increased resistance to distortion and thermal cracking.
Another signature TRW product is its Black Painted brake discs, where the disc is coated in special gloss black paint to provide a protective barrier against corrosion.
Packed in moisture-inhibiting VCI paper, the discs do not have to be cleaned of oil or rust preventative prior to fitting, enabling them to be taken straight out of the box and fitted, a valuable time-saver.
There is also a range of TRW cast iron discs made from GG20 grey cast iron material, and then a further range of discs with integrated bearings, ABS ring sensors and fixing accessories, all to suit a myriad of replacement and aftermarket applications.
TRW Steering linkage components are built to the highest original equipment standards, are corrosion resistant and lightweight.
The wide and varied product range consists of over 4,800 steering and suspension parts, from stabiliser links and tie-rod ends to front and rear toe links, idler arms, pitman arms and bellows.
For more information, visit www.trwbraking.com.au