THE NON-LINEAR ELECTRO-MECHANICAL BRAKE SYSTEM
BRAKING EVOLVED: NEMB
STEPPING INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
Leading the way to safer more integrated brake technology
Significant improvements in material technology and systems controls over the last decade has allowed for the invention of a new and improved brake system.
The Non-Linear Electro-Mechanical Brake (NEMB).
The NEMB is a patent-pending brake system that uses an electric motor and mechanical linkages to apply a force to the brake pads.
- Fewer system components
- Independently controllable calipers
- Zero brake fluid
- Faster reaction time
- True Zero-Drag
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
Over 50% reduction in reaction time to full braking compared to the next-best braking technology.
Stopping distance reduction from 100km/h (62mph) due to faster reaction time (standard size vehicle).
No pumps, boosters, lines, master cylinders, reservoirs or other hydraulic components. Pneumatic components can be significantly reduced if not eliminated.
The system is mechanically actuated and required no brake fluid. If 5% of vehicles in the United States use the NEMB, we can save 12 MILLION litres (13.5 quarts) of brake fluid per year
True zero drag can account for about 50L (13gal) per year, or more, in fuel savings per standard Internal Combustion Engine vehicle.
True zero drag can account for up to a 10% reduction in the battery size used on Electric Vehicles.
advantages & possibilities
Greater possibilities in vehicle brakes
About the Technology
The NEMB uses an electric motor and a patent-pending design of linkages and gears to amplify the torque of the motor by 3 to 4 times and convert that torque to a linear force.
The calipers of the NEMB system operate in parallel. This means that each caliper can be operated independently.
Signals sent from the brake pedal can be sent directly to the calipers or via the on-board ECU. Such flexibility opens up a wide range of possibilities in vehicle dynamics and safety management.
Because each caliper can be controlled independently the system is inherently redundant. Should one caliper fail, the other three calipers will remain operational. In conventional hydraulic systems and newer Electro-Hydraulic a pressure-loss in the brake fluid line can mean a catastrophic brake system failure.
Should the vehicle’s ECU shut down, input from the pedal can still reach the calipers and the system’s backup power supply will allow for brake engagement to safely stop the vehicle.
BRAKE FLUID: The NEMB does not use brake fluid. Brake fluid is a corrosive fluid that must be disposed of as a hazardous substance. Elimination of this fluid allows for more environmentally friendly brake systems.
TRUE ZERO-DRAG: The NEMB mechanism actively pulls the pads off the rotor. This means that, unlike current hydraulic systems, the vehicle will have true-zero drag leading to fuel savings, extended Electric Vehicle ranges and reduced battery sizes.
BRAKE DUST: Because of the True Zero Drag feature, you can expect reduced brake dust on the vehicle’s wheels.
Getting in Touch
Want to know more for your project?
The NEMB technology is currently at level TRL-5 with a target implementation timeline of 24-36 months. Get in touch with us for additional information on the technology and how it can apply to your project.