High Performance Brake Pads
ENERGIT was founded in 1953 in Stuttgart, Germany and earned the distinction as the Original Equipment Supplier to Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Volvo and others.
ENERGIT now offers you a full range of brake pads to fit vehicles produced by European automotive brands.
Original Equipment Supplier (OES)
When you choose ENERGIT brake pads, you’re using the same friction material formulations that were adopted by the engineers who originally designed your car. Over the years, automotive engineers have collaborated with ENERGIT to evaluate and select the specific material formulations, sizes and shapes for optimizing the braking performance in every vehicle rolling off the production line.
Trust What Stops You
Brake pads have friction material that’s bonded to a metal backing plate. In a braking emergency, you want complete confidence that your pads aren’t going to blow apart. ENERGIT gives you that confidence with 100% braking power all the way down to the last millimeter of friction material left on the plate. How? ENERGIT uses NRS (Nucap Retention System) technology, a process for modifying the surface of the backing plates by adding a matrix of steel hooks that create a mechanical bond between the plate and the pad’s friction material. There’s nothing better.
Materials and Manufacturing Innovation
ENERGIT’s materials and manufacturing innovations have increased the life of both pads and discs to approximately 20% above the market average.
ENERGIT’s proprietary formulation is composed of more than 30 different raw materials (abrasives, lubricants, fibers and fillers) reinforced by the use of two pre-mixes achieving a “dual matrix”. This assures the highest quality in both performance and noise as well as security and reducing vehicle maintenance costs.
The physic-mechanical structure of the ENERGIT’s friction materials is sustained throughout the life of the pad, dissipating the heat generated in the friction surface through the backing plate.
The main achievements of ENERGIT’s manufacturing process are (1) volumetric distribution of the mix within the mold, and (2) positive pressing process at pressures over 2000 kgs/cm2 to assure the homogeneity of the pad from the beginning to the end of its life, both in density and thermal dissipation capacity.
Testing has proven that ENERGIT brake pads meet 100% of the rigorous ECE R90 compliance standards for European vehicles. This regulation measures brake pads and linings for cold performance, speed, sensitivity, friction behavior, compressibility, shear, and hardness.
Additional Performance Verification
As an OE/OES (Original Equipment Supplier) to automobile manufacturers, ENERGIT has to prove performance with AK Noise and AK Master tests.
AK-Noise (SAE-J2521) is a Disc and Drum Brake Dynamometer Squeal Noise Test Procedure. The purpose of the test is to measure the squeals emitted by the brake. The procedure imitates the braking conditions for which the brake being tested has a high tendency to emit noise.
AK Master (SAE J2522) is a performance test to simulate on dynamometer stands various braking scenarios and to expose brake systems to the real driving conditions and the stresses of the brakes during the stops.
Design Details That Optimize Your Braking Experience
Drivers prefer brakes that don’t “vocalize” when engaged. Here are a few ways that ENERGIT keeps their brakes quiet.
Chamfers – ENERGIT’s engineers optimize an angled cut on the friction pad’s leading and trailing edges. Machinists call that a chamfer. Chamfers help prevent noise by ensuring the largest edge of the pad is in contact with the rotor.
Slots – Years of experience have taught ENERGIT engineers how to coax more performance out of a brake pad with selective tweaking. They can tune a pad by adding slots that will change its’ vibrational frequency, which will quiet the pad on the rotor.
Shims – Noise can be produced by the vibration of braking components. Shims can be added to cushion the vibration and absorb noise. Another way to dampen vibrations is to add support from anti-rattle clips or springs that will minimize movement between pads and caliper as the brakes are being engaged.
Designing for Environmental Sustainability
ENERGIT’s brake pads are 100% copper-free.
Why is that important?
Copper has some pros and cons.
On the plus side, copper in brake pads contributes to a smooth braking experience, it transfers heat efficiently and helps brakes' effectiveness in cold weather. Copper can also help prevent squeaking and shuddering when brakes are engaged.
The big negative comes from the dust that’s created as brakes wear. Tiny particles of copper in brake dust can be washed into lakes and streams as hazardous pollution. Fortunately, ENERGIT has developed copper-free friction materials that actually perform better than old-school pads laced with copper.
100% copper free
100% heavy metal free
100% asbestos free
Controlling Quality and Consistency
ENERGIT does not outsource its design, engineering or production. The entire process of developing and manufacturing your ENERGIT brake pads happens in-house at a single factory in Spain.
BONUS! Installers appreciate the important accessories included in every box of ENERGIT brake pads to help make their job easier.