Soft efficiency


Fortunately, the brakes in the style of Freda Flinstone remained in the past. Otherwise, all motorists would have to wear heavy metal boots. But instead, we use high-tech brake systems, one of the main components of which are constantly improved brake pads. The result of improvements was, including the appearance in the brake pads of the CTR brake pads of the new GK series.

Refresh the basics

«Well, what Russian does not like quick ride!». The truth of this approval is impossible to challenge. However, fast ride is good (and will not end with dramatic consequences) only when there is a possibility in any maneuver, in any turn, etc. Confidently controlling slowdown. For this slowdown, largely corresponds to the brake system (if you remember, you can still slow down the engine, but this is the topic of another conversation).

How the brake system is arranged, we all look badly poorly. Simply speaking, it is a clamping mechanism with a hydraulic drive. In this mechanism, the liquid is squeezed out of the main brake cylinder using the brake pedal (the muscular effect of foot on the pedal is repeatedly increased with the amplifier) ​​to the calipers, where the pistons use the created hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic fluid to compress brake discs with a brake pad with a set of brake pads. Thus, the brake system by friction eliminates the car (more or less eliminated) from the resulting kinetic energy that occurs during the movement of the kinetic energy, dissipating it into the atmosphere. What in the end and leads to a slowdown or a complete stop of the vehicle.

Sounds, you see enough simple. But very often we do not quite rightly estimate one very important circumstance. Warmly! When braking, a huge amount of heat is highlighted — the fact is known. In it, actually, the same kinetic energy goes, from which we try to get rid of. And it is warmly perceived by us, for obvious reasons, it is extremely negative, since reduces braking efficiency. However, we suggest to consider carefully, as everything really happens.

The principle of functionality of the friction material used in the brake pads is quite simple. There is nothing difficult here, but it is the composition of the mixture — a mystery for seven seals!. Various combinations of the mixture and the number of certain materials provide different braking efficiency, which is a logical way to fine-tune the brake system. And friction creates heat. And although warm, as already noted, it usually does not cause vague optimism, it is it that causes the system to work. True, as long as is under control.

For a classic brake pad used in a regular passenger car, we will say, say, «perfect» operating temperature. Allow small overheating, and it will not function as well as it should. Moreover — premature / accelerated wear can not be avoided. And if the heat is too much, the critical processes will be launched — the metal and resin in the block are melted and crystallized, causing the state of glazing, which will significantly reduce the braking ability and easily lead to the complete output of the brake pad. The brake disc can also occur.

However, if the heat is not enough, the braking will also be sluggish and not sufficient, since many of the components of the modern brake pad (and in total, their quantity can reach up to 60 different components) and directly responsible for braking characteristics are activated only when heated. Here is such a vicious circle.

What does this lead to? This leads to the fact that, creating a brake block, the manufacturer should always look for a compromise formulation of the friction mixture, allowing the most optimally solving two key problems:

• Ensure adequate braking characteristics

• Prevent the accelerated wear of the friction mixture (and, by the way, the brake disc)

Design features

In addition, the best data solution, as well as many other tasks (such as noise reduction, self-cleaning, etc.) contributes certain improvements in the design and design of the brake pad.

For example, depending on the specific application, the brake pads may have grooves and / or chamfering of the front and rear edges. The slots in the material of the pads perform several basic functions. First, reduce vibration. Secondly, help the block to self-clean, removing the accumulated dust between the shoe and the brake disc. Thirdly, help prevent stress cracking, as they provide a certain degree of thermal expansion. Fourth, depending on the placement and form, can also help optimize friction between the shoe and the disk.

In turn, the chamfer on the front and rear edges of the shoe helps to reduce the noise of a certain frequency. A slightly reduced friction pad area, which contacts the disk, can also help in increasing the friction temperature at the stage, again, initial braking, providing more stable initial contact.

Given all these important factors to achieve first-class performance, and new brake pads of the CTR series GK have been developed.

Best indicators

In order to ensure maximum braking efficiency in the maximum wide range of motion modes, not allowing the brake pad overheating of the GK series, CTR engineers for each model were individually selected the most optimal friction composition. Which guarantees unshakable stability of the friction coefficient and on the mountain road, and on the track, and in winter, etc.

Korean specialists managed to get into that very fast «golden middle» (remember what we were talked above), when heat is always enough to ensure that the block can fully realize its constructive capabilities and, even at very high temperatures, there has not been a threat to critical overheating. . In addition, providing excellent indicators of the inner layer protects also from the breakdown of the friction material.

This is a very important aspect. This is the basis of the foundation: the friction layer is the main component that provides braking. Therefore, very much depends on it, if not all. CTR specialists have achieved a delightful result — they were able to provide the best parameters that guarantee a blind and efficient braking of the vehicle.

In addition, to reduce noise and vibration, improving the wipes and comfortable work of the pads were used clearly calculated grooves and chamdes. You probably came across the grooves and chamfer on many pads. Some especially gifted craftsmen even offer them to make them. But these structural elements are really effectively functioning only when they are accurately calculated, both in terms of size / square and a specific location. And also tested by numerous tests. Competently make such a calculation by the forces only to the responsible competent manufacturer, which, no doubt, is CTR.

But continue. The support plate corresponding to the highest strength requirements is reliably connected with a special glue with a friction pad. And the powder coating perfectly protects against corrosion.

Some models provide an anti-slip pad.

Summarizing all the above, we can safely conclude that brake pads of the GK series from CTR is:

• Stable friction coefficient at any temperatures

• Excellent feedback on brake pedals — car control in any situation

• Silent work and reduced brake disk wear

• long service life due to the production of anti-technology

In addition to the purely technological characteristics of products, the economic component is extremely important in the auto parts market — how profitable from a financial point of view is the implementation of these products by trading or service organizations. After all, even the best autocomponents, if they do not bring profits, selling uninteresting.

With regard to new brake pads of the GK series (as well as any other CTR products, it is possible to say absolutely uniquely — very beneficial. Representatives of the CTR company conducted a small but highly indicative marketing research, comparing the cost of these pads with major competitors. For the starting point, a rather popular article was chosen for Hyundai cars: CTR — GK0499.

So, as it turned out, the data of CTR brake pads are 10% cheaper than the blocks of another popular Korean brand and 95% of the famous European brand.

This once again confirms that CTR pricing policy forms the best value for the quality of its products, offering premium-level products at a favorable value.

Such outstanding characteristics of the Korea of the GK series manufactured in Korea, which is important that fully meet the requirements of the European Standard ECE R90, allow the manufacturer with a certain doubt to provide them with a guarantee for a period of 1 year or 20 thousand km.

Famous name

Well, in the final, a few words about how best to position a new product, offering it to customers. Especially if they are adherents, the so-called «original».

Here are the main introductory:

• CTR is a full-fledged conveyor supplier producing on the order of the world’s largest automakers ready-made kits and modules for their subsequent installation on cars manufactured, in segments: parts of brake systems, pendants and steering parts, transmission components.

• 90% of CTR parts produced are supplied to conveyors.

• The quality management system adopted at the CTR production meets the requirements of international standards ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO / TS 16949.

• At the disposal of the company CTR 2nd in the world, the testing laboratory in the level of equipment, which allows you to control the quality of incoming raw materials to finished products.

Be sure that all these fundamentally important facts, plus the technological advantages of the brake pads of the GK series, you are without much difficulty, enlighten it with trust, and the sale will pass as oil. After all, the CTR brand is not in vain is considered to be a brand that sells himself!


• Attractive prices and as a result, high sales speed.

• Large marginality: the possibility of higher charge than other premium brands.

• The best price-quality ratio increases customer loyalty, providing repeated visits of satisfied consumers.

• Stable quality from Korea.