In line with Automechanika 2016, Hella Pagid is launching two-piece composite brake discs specifically for BMW models. Each consists of a brake disc chamber and a friction ring, which are connected to each other by rivets. The weight can be reduced by 15 to 20 percent by using aluminum for brake disc chambers. The composite disc of a BMW E60, for example, only weighs 10 kilograms – 1.5 kilograms less than the discs on the full-steel version. This reduces what is known as the brake system's unsprung mass and improves the driving comfort and roadholding. The lighter composite brake disc also contributes to reducing emissions.
As one of the first suppliers on the market, Hella Pagid presented ECE-approved brake discs at Automechanika 2014. The Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) defined a series of regulations for protecting consumers from dangerous counterfeit products. The ECE R90 regulation has also applied throughout Europe since the end of 1999. According to this regulation, brake pads for road traffic must pass a series of tests for braking performance and coefficients of friction before they can receive the corresponding certificate. Starting November 2016, this regulation also applies for brake drums and discs. Hella Pagid addresses this topic once more, informing trade show visitors about the new ECE regulation and showing how it can be ensured that all replacement parts meet the same performance parameters as original equipment products.
As a one-stop shop with OEM competency, the brake specialist offers a strong product range of over 10,000 items, including wearing parts, brake hydraulics, clutch hydraulics, liquids and accessories. As part of one of Europe's largest aftermarket organizations, Hella Pagid combines outstanding logistics, first-class technical service and professional sales support.