Brake systems

Brake Systems Manifolds: Control of speed and acceleration. Brake systems nowadays are a lot more than calipers and disks with some hydraulics. Where before brakes were just mechanical systems to slow down the wheels, now it is a complex system comprising functions like Dynamic Stability Control, ABS and other intervention systems aboard a car to safeguard the passengers.

In this article you will find information on:

  • Vehicle control instead of brakes
  • From metal to plastic parts
  • Production process
  • The advantages of using plastic parts

Vehicle control instead of brakes
Nowadays, car makers talk about vehicle control systems rather than brakes, while these systems are constructed out of the finest and most precise mechatronics. 
The modern vehicle control system consists of calipers and disks, hydraulically linked to a microprocessor controlled pump manifold distributing brake force to each wheel on demand. 

It is in this manifold where Helvoet's parts are driving the systems functionality. Before, elaborate micro metal parts were used, having both economical and functional disadvantages. 

From metal to plastic parts
Helvoet managed to translate the requirements on the braking systems, for instance the brake pins or the rods into functional plastic parts. Parts which are able to withstand the extreme load and harsh conditions that prevail in a modern vehicle control system. 

Production process
Due to smart processing and mold design, Helvoet achieves tolerances that are given in microns rather than millimeters, a requirement for these specialist products. 

The advantages of using plastic parts:

  • Micro tolerance parts, lighter, faster and functionally superior to steel alternatives
  • Designed for High load environment, high temperature environment
  • Advanced materials available, both in thermoset and thermoplastics
  • Brake Pins & Pistons

  • Rubber Valves (metal/plastic)

  • Armatures and Solenoids