MEYLE has expanded its portfolio of brake discs in MEYLE‑PD quality with 14 new products. MEYLE has opted for a single-component brake disc for BMW applications in order to ensure resistance to oxidation and corrosion. These MEYLE-PD brake discs are manufactured from a single steel casting, which makes it possible to coat the entire surface of the brake disc and prevent corrosion.
The high-carbon single-component brake disc follows the MEYLE-PD principle, says the company. Several material characteristics promote consistent, optimal performance for the entire service life, such as its higher-carbon composition, which makes the brake disc more resistant to heat. The higher percentage of carbon makes the MEYLE-PD brake discs more torsion-resistant and much more robust – particularly during the braking process, when temperatures can reach a few hundred degrees Celsius. The company says that the outcome is there’s no unpleasant vibration in the steering wheel for the driver.
MEYLE-PD brake discs are tested and certified in accordance with the ECE R90 quality standards. The discs need to be able to withstand frequent braking in everyday and extreme situations without sustaining damage. As of November 2016, the ECE R90 quality standard is required for replacement brake discs for all newly licensed vehicles.