Source: International Vehicle Technology
LAS VEGAS – Carlisle Brake & Friction will show its new FutureBrake solution as part of the company’s hydraulic product range at ConExpo in Las Vegas next month.
Carlisle’s FutureBrake was developed in an effort to provide vehicle manufacturers with an opportunity to offer their customers unprecedented levels of control and enhanced levels of driver comfort in next generation off-highway vehicles.
The design of Carlisle’s FutureBrake system offers the off–highway sector an enhanced brake system functionality that has long been synonymous with the on-highway industry including; Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control (TC), Hill Hold (HH), Steer by Brake (SBB) and Autonomous Vehicle Control (AVC).
The Carlisle FutureBrake features optional brake-by-wire functionality in order to simplify vehicle connectivity and deliver an improved user environment. FutureBrake’s modular configuration simplifies the vehicle system architecture and design across a fleet of vehicles, all while reducing the time and costs associated with testing and validation – the result is an increase in speed to market.
1100 Series Valve Upgrade
Over the past 20 years, Carlisle’s 1100 Series of full power valves have remained a reliable solution to manufactures of construction and industrial equipment. At ConExpo Carlisle Brake & Friction will launch a newly updated range of 1100 Series valves that feature improvements in performance, functionality, fit and value in order to fully cater to the needs of today’s Off-Highway equipment. The new modular valve family consists of single, single tandem, hydraulically piloted and electro-hydraulically piloted valves to cater for a large variety of vehicle brake system configurations.
QuickFill boosted master cylinder
Carlisle’s QuickFill boosted master cylinder utilises Carlisle’s patented QuickFill technology to deliver significantly more oil volume to a vehicles brake system than can be achieved by a traditional boosted master cylinder. This enables Carlisle’s proven Booster technology to be extended to larger and heavier vehicle classes than was previously possible, enabling the equipment manufacturers to benefit from Carlisle’s best-in-class pedal effort and pedal feel.
Manufacturers can leverage the additional oil volume available from the QuickFill Booster to:
- Increase in-axle wet brake running clearances, for reduced parasitic brake drag
- Reduced vehicle fuel costs
- Reduced pedal travel and pedal effort for reduced driver fatigue/ enhanced driving experience
- Brake output pressures can be increased,
- Secondary braking requirements can be achieved without the need for system accumulators –
- Generating free space in engine compartment and reducing system complexity and cost
The QuickFill boosted master cylinder is available with a wide range of master cylinders and boost ratios, enabling the on-vehicle performance to be specifically tailored to suit the demands of each OEM and vehicle model – enabling a best in-class-driver experience to be achieved across the entire vehicle range.