More testing "rigs" designed to place maximum stress on disc brakes and related components.
One of several "vibration chambers" within the Cwmbran lab that try to shake brakes to pieces.
John Lewis, the test lab manager at Meritor's Cwmbran plant.
Engineers monitor and collect troves of electronic data on how components hold up under rigorous testing.
The latest dynamometer unit at Cwmbran can put entire truck axle systems to the test.
An axle being prepped for Cwmbran's newest dynamometer testing machine.
Dietmar Knoop, head of engineering for Meritor's European brake operations, inside the Cwmbran plant's latest dynamometer machine.
Noise vibration harmonics or "NVH" characteristics are becoming more critical for a wide range of trucking components, including brakes. Here one of Meritor's testing engineers tracks the sound waves generated when truck brakes are activated.
Dietmar Knoop showing off a video/data stream amalgam of the road testing his engineering crew performs all over Europe -- in this case testing truck brakes down steep snowy Alpine roadways.
More sights from the testing laboratory nestled within Meritor's Cwmbran brake manufacturing facility in South Wales, U.K.
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