Centric Parts Opens Friction Lab to Enhance Research and Development Program
Industry, Calif. (October 20, 2014) – Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake, clutch and chassis components, has today announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Friction Materials Lab at the company’s Compton, California facility.
Centric Premium black rotors feature Original Equipment specifications and production processes. These Centric rotors are manufactured to meet QS and ISO Quality System Standards.
Centric premium rotors utilize an Electrocoating finish that provides long lasting corrosion protection. E-coating is a superior electro-statically applied finish designed to withstand 400 hours of salt water exposure without rusting. Phosphate finishes utilized by other manufacturers provide only minimal protection from the elements; these finishes are generally only effective for the shipping and storage portion of a rotor’s life. The addition of heat and moisture eliminates the effectiveness of phosphate finishes resulting in immediate corrosion once installed in the vehicle.
Centric Parts also offers 125 Series High Carbon Brake Rotors for certain vehicle applications. High Carbon Rotors feature advanced metallurgy that greatly reduces the possibility of pad squeal especially with higher friction, European style brake pad compounds. Proprietary Molybdenum and Chromium alloys resist cracking in high heat situations and increase friction couple for improved braking power and stopping performance.
Centric premium rotors feature a double disc ground, taper free finish. Double disc grinding ensures parallelism, eliminates run out and provides near perfect disc thickness variation (DTV). Double disc grinding leaves a non-directional finish on the friction surface area for more effective pad-rotor break in. This special finish also provides quieter and smoother stops. The surface Roughness production standard for Centric Premium Brake Rotors: RMS=64.3 or Ra=1.6 micro-meters (63 micro-inches).
Centric premium rotors feature 100% fully machined finishes including rotor hats. This extra process provides better rotor balance and creates a cleaner, more finished looking component. In addition, Centric Premium rotors are inspected for balance and mill-corrected to a tolerance of less than 2oz. per inch
Center-split core castings provide proper heat transfer and thermal efficiency, resulting in superior braking power and safety.
Original Equipment Vane Structure
Centric Premium brake rotors feature O.E. style vane designs. This attention to detail ensures each Centric Premium rotor will function just like the original part.
Centric Premium brake rotors are mill balanced to a tolerance of less than 2oz. per inch. This additional machining operation reduces feedback associated with rotor vibration and provides a smooth confident application of braking force.