Issue: May 2010


Auto Industry: Hyperbrake(TM) Technology Undergoes New Laboratory Testing



New Vehicle Braking System Technology Shortens Stopping Distance, Saves Fuel and Eliminates Parts

by Jon Knox

Janel Hydro Company, in conjunction with Automation & Control Services (ACSS) of Schererville, Indiana, has completed further preliminary tests of the Hyperbrake(TM) system this week in Griffith, Indiana on our testing fixtures. The preliminary test results indicate neither heat nor cold stressing will negatively affect the Hyperbrake system operation.

Roger Florkiewicz, ACSS President and Engineering Manager, announced, "The preliminary thermal stress tests of the Hyperbrake(TM) were very successful. Heating the unit to 202 degrees Fahrenheit and cooling the unit to -46 degrees Fahrenheit had no substantial adverse issues with the operation of the unit. The test ran just as we had expected." Tan Chen, Janel Hydro President & CEO indicated, "Our initial milestones have been completed with our successful testing of the Hyperbrake. We will now move forward identifying potential development partners to work with us in bringing this product to the automotive, heavy equipment, aviation and other markets with hydraulic applications."

Earlier testing of the Hyperbrake device brought these comments: Paul Goldsmith, Janel Hydro Vice President and Professional Race Driver, stated, "I am very excited with the preliminary testing results of the Hyperbrake(TM). The brake pedal feel is good and the vehicles' ability to stop, both controlled and panic, are definitely quicker than stock brake systems. I wish I had this system when I raced NASCAR and the Indianapolis 500." "Janel Hydro Hyperbrake will be a critical component for a high performance vehicle braking system," said Dr. Henry Zhang of Purdue University's Technical Assistance Program.

The Hyperbrake(TM) system has the ability to work as a stand-alone brake system or in combination with the stock braking systems on new or used vehicles. It is a hydraulic intensification device that increases system pressures with minimal effort. It allows the removal of the vacuum booster system which is currently standard on all new automobiles. Through removal of the booster, weight and fuel savings are created while eliminating the cost of the vacuum booster. Our on-vehicle preliminary testing shows stops up to 166 feet less than vehicles without the Hyperbrake(TM) system installed, thereby increasing vehicular safety. The Hyperbrake(TM) has the potential to save precious underhood space, improve fuel economy, and reduce required parts and their associated costs.

Janel Hydro Company was founded in 1991 in Detroit, Michigan. In 2007, work began at the Griffith, Indiana division to develop and test the Hyperbrake(TM) system. Janel Hydro is committed to improving the safety and efficiency of automotive braking systems through its' research and development efforts.

www.janelhydro.com

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