Industry Spotlight: ABS Systems

If you are not familiar with this industry, ABS systems is just short for ‘anti-lock braking systems.’ This industry is very important to us, as its primary job is to ensure automobile safety.

An ABS brakessystem allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface while a driver is braking, preventing the wheels from locking up and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. An ABS system is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking (maximizing the braking force by controlling the brake pedal) and cadence braking (steering and braking on a slippery surface) which were practiced by skillful drivers with experience in older braking systems. Since its initial widespread use in production cars, ABS systems have evolved to now prevent wheel locking under braking and also electronically control the front-to-rear brake bias.

There are four main parts to ABS systems:

1. Speed Sensors- used to determine the acceleration or deceleration of a vehicle’s wheel

2. Valves- located in the brake line of each brake in an ABS system

3. Pumps- used to restore pressure to the hydraulic brakes after the valves have released it

4. Controller- receives information from each individual speed sensor if a wheel loses traction and signals the valves to turn on and off

We are proud to manufacture parts in this industry because of the importance it has on every day human safety and always ensure to create the most efficient parts at Standby Screw.

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