Positive Molding Technology is an important factor in production of HARDEX® products. Positive molding results in a more uniform density in the production of the brake pad. It also allows using less resin content in formulation of the brake pad which can lead to improvement in the fading characteristic of the brake pad. The brake pads produced by positive molding process is proven to have much better stopping performance. High resin increases fading, which can increase stopping distances up to 50%.
All HARDEX® brake pads are manufactured using the same positive molding process utilized by Original Equipment suppliers. Positive molding uses extreme pressure to compress the friction material and bond it to the backing plate. This process assures consistent friction material density throughout the pad, resulting in even wear and performance characteristics throughout the life of the brake pad.
CHANGE BACKING PLATES
POSITIVE MOLDING TECHNOLOGY MAIN FEATURES:
Maintains constant friction consistency
Ensures better braking performance
Delivers longer service life
Requires less resin material
Resists heat fade
PREMIUM CV BRAKE PADS
HARDEX® BRAKES SIMPLY OFFER A VERY SIMILAR PERFORMANCE TO OEM REPLACEMENT PADS.
SPECIFICALLY ENGINEERED TO MEET THE RIGOROUS DEMANDS
OF TODAY’S COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEMS
Hardex® Commercial Vehicle (CV) brake pads provide the ultimate in quality, safety, and superior braking comfort. Our premium CV brake pads are made from original equipment (OE) quality raw materials, perfectly designed to meet the needs of every type of commercial vehicle, under all temperatures and conditions.
In addition to these features HARDEX® has added a scorching process to all of its brake pads. This additional process forces any impurities out of the friction material and pre-burnishes the pads to greatly accelerate the brake-in process. This OEM process enhances key friction performance levels. Scorching raises initial cold effectiveness, stabilizes friction levels right out of the box, provides consistent performance across the entire operating range. During the scorching phase; each brake pad surface is super-heated to simulate the initial break-in process performed by installation technicians. This additional step removes any uncured bonding agents eliminating the need for initial break-in and reducing noise caused by pad glazing. Scorching thermally conditions the pad material which yields a more consistent and higher friction level right out of the box. Scorching benefits the vehicle owner by promoting a more complete bed-in of new pads, increasing the effective stopping power from the first stop.
SCORCHING PROCESS MAIN FEATURES:
Removes impurities such as bonding material
Provides optimal stopping performance
Delivers consistent performance across the entire operating range
Reduces noise caused by pad glazing
YOUR CERTIFIED PARTNER ON THE ROAD
Emark ECE R90 by VCA:
Hardex® has obtained ECE R90 certification, which is required for all brake products to be used throughout the European Union and other countries that have adopted to ECE regulations.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BRAKE PAD FEATURES:
Offers longer brake life and reduces disc wear
Provides superior braking in all temperatures and conditions
Features a minimum brake-in and bedding-in period
Optimizes the complete braking system.
Delivers ultra-quiet, smooth braking performance
Ensures optimal control and shorter stopping distances
Meets or exceeds OE standards
Uses 100% asbestos-free formulation
DESIGNED WITH CUTTING
Hardex® Commercial Vehicle brake pads are manufactured using the latest innovations and technology. From light commercial to heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles, our premium friction material formulation delivers outstanding durability and reduced wear that meets or exceeds OE manufacturer requirements. Manufactured with a host of the most up-to-date technology, you can count on Hardex® to provide your commercial vehicle with safe and effective braking every time.
PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
An out of commission vehicle can be a nightmare for many businesses. Fitting your vehicle with inferior brake pads can result in unnecessary downtime, costing you both time and money. Hardex® Commercial Vehicle brake pads will help protect your investment, keeping your vehicle where it belongs—on the road.