LOS ANGELES (February 2010) – Centric Parts, a leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving situations, has installed a second fully functional dynamometer to support the ongoing growth and innovation within the company and its StopTech and Power Slot divisions.
"The Centric Parts commitment to product innovation and quality meant our current dynamometer was fully booked with a long list of projects spanning all of our divisions," revealed  Dan Lelchuk, President of Centric Parts. "This addition will help fuel the company's projected growth for years to come."
The company and its divisions have experienced explosive product growth since installing the first dynamometer two years ago. This has included StopTech adding two new lines of race-ready Big Brake Kits while introducing the ultra-performance division's full line of performance brake pads, the rollout of Power Slot's award-winning Power Alloy enhanced brake rotors, and Centric Parts expanding the company's replacement brake pad options.
The first dynamometer represented a significant cost that included the six-figure price of the equipment plus extensive upgrades to the facility to accommodate its installation and operation.  A second unit just two years later signals the company's unswerving commitment and growth.  "When your business is safety, performance, reliability, and innovation, as is the case for Centric Parts, it makes sense to invest in the right testing and development equipment," acknowledges Lelchuk.
The new Link 3900NVH Dynamometer from Link Engineering joins the current Link 3900 Dynamometer at the StopTech facility in Southern California, where much of the ultra-performance division's manufacturing takes place. Both provide the ability to reproduce a wide range of brake noise issues and incorporate state-of-the-art technology for optimal correlation to actual operating conditions. The brake test cells are separated from the dynamometer drive and support systems to isolate outside noise and vibration sources.
The newest addition can simulate twice the gross vehicle weight for brake testing and development, up to 25,000 pounds, and also now provides Centric Parts with the ability to test a wide range of parking brake scenarios. The dynamometers can also operate up to 2800 RPM to simulate speeds in excess of 210 miles per hour, which is key for the company's performance and ultra-performance divisions.
Centric Parts (www.centricparts.com) continually innovates significant improvements to brake technology for the street and track, having earned five patents along the way, providing superior performance, quality and value. Centric Parts offerings include PosiQuiet premium Metallic, Ceramic and Extended Wear formulas, an OE product line, plus C-TEK standard grade materials. StopTech (www.stoptech.com), Centric’s ultra performance division, is a leading innovator of world class brake components and systems for production-based racing cars and high performance vehicles on the street and track. Power Slot (www.powerslot.com), Centric’s performance division, focuses on entry level brake upgrade solutions and pioneered direct fit performance rotors for trucks, SUVs and severe duty vehicles.
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