ABS/ESP - Brake Filters

Antilock Brake systems prevent wheels from locking and skidding when braking hard or when braking on wet or slick surfaces. This adds a significant margin of safety allowing the driver to maintain steering control while trying to stop. Depending on conditions, on dry streets 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 has developed advanced filter solutions for the ABS-ESP valves with hydraulic circuit oil to ensure the wheel speed sensors do not become contaminated with metallic dust and fail to detect wheel slip.

Every year GVS produce up to 250million zero defect over moulded filters in a range of styles with innovative production technology. This is certainly a good reference for every new ABS/ESP project.

The GVS Automotive product production areas are 100,000 class clean room standard. This guarantees levels of cleanliness in line with required standards where specified particles ranges are not allowed. The standard filtering materials in PA, PPA, PEEK and stainless steel cover most product specifications, while research and technological development allow new solutions to be obtained by improving the performance of the products and reduced unit production costs. GVS has always believed in re-investing in technology and the latest production equipment. Year on year this has meant an average increase in total output of 25%.