Antilock Brake systems enable to prevent the wheels from locking and skidding or loss of control when braking hard or when braking on wet or slick surfaces. This adds a significant margin of safety for driving, allowing the driver to maintain steering control while trying to stop. Depending on conditions, on dry pavement antilock brake systems can slightly increase braking distances, while, on wet or slick pavement, antilock brakes may reduce the stopping distance up to 25% or more.
ABS has been significantly developed and recent versions have quite a few different functions in addition to the main brake assist one, such as traction control (TCS) and electronic stability control (ESP).
When any of the rotating wheels begin to slow at a faster rate than the others, the ABS system, which continuously monitors the rotation of the wheel speed during braking with sensors, responds by briefly decreasing the pressure on the braking circuit through electrically operated solenoid valves. This reduces the braking force on that wheel, allowing it to regain traction and not allowing it to lock, hence bringing it in line with the others.
GVS technology developed advanced filter solutions for the ABS-ESC/P hydraulic circuit liquid, avoiding the wheel speed sensors to become contaminated with metallic dust and fail to detect wheel slip.
Our special production technology is based on innovative solutions. With the production of very high volume co-molded personalized filters and automatic molds producing up to 50 million zero-defect filters per year, it is certainly a benchmark for every new ABS - ESC/P system, from the project development stage to the finished product.
The production in class 100,000 clean rooms guarantees levels of cleanliness in line with required standards where no particles are allowed. The standard filtering materials in PE, PA and steel satisfy every production specification, while research and technological development allow new solutions to be obtained which improve the performance of the products and reduce unit production costs. GVS has always believed in applying policies of strong technological investments and today, this means an average increase of 25% per year in production volumes.