Brake Linings (RBL), in association with Bradford varsity,
UK, is conducting a four-day seminar for its own engineers
as well as vehicle and brake manufacturers.
seminar is on braking, which is critical to safety in
the use of automobiles, and it aims to gain a perspective
of worldwide trends in this field. The seminar will be
held at GRT Grand Days, T Nagar in Chennai from 27 to
30 October 2003.
four-day seminar is to be conducted by Professor Andrew
J Day, dean, School of Engineering, Design and Technology,
Ford Professor of Quality Engineering. Day is a renowned
authority on braking and has published more than 34 research
papers. He has also been involved in training many professionals
in the area of braking, worldwide.
this seminar, Day will cover the latest trends in braking
technology, particularly relating to issues like noise,
vibration and steering drift. Future trends in material
science relating to friction material will also be covered.
The seminar will be attended by representatives from vehicle
manufacturers such as Telco, Ashok Leyland, Maruti, and
Mahindra & Mahindra. It also has representations from
brake manufacturers like Brakes India, Kalyani Brakes,
Mando, Automotive Axles and Pricol.
RBL president S Sundar Ram: "At RBL, we felt a need
to raise the level of understanding of friction material
[in braking] to world-class levels. Also, it is not enough
for us at RBL alone to achieve this, but to share the
knowledge with our customers as well."
is the market leader for friction materials in India.
In addition to supplying to automobile majors and the
railways, the company has also embarked on an export thrust,
including the US and European markets.
Brakes is part of the Rane group, which is in the field
of manufacturing automotive parts. Rane Brakes has three
manufacturing units in Chennai, Pondicherry and Hyderabad
and employs close to 900 people. Rane Brakes supplies
friction material to all forms of surface transport, which
includes two-wheelers, passenger cars, commercial vehicles