ABS anti-lock braking systems form an essential part in safety when a vehicle is active. This system is designed to stop the wheels from locking when braking related to the loss of grip or adhesion between the road and the wheels. A vehicle's ABS system should be able to perform even when placed under braking that is sudden and heavy. If you feel that your brakes aren't performing as well as they could, take your car to Avondale Motor Engineers Ltd to make sure there aren't any serious faults.
ABS is what prevents the wheels from locking when braking. The wheels in an ABS system will still rotate which stops adhesion loss between the wheels and the road. Rolling with a wheel or wheels assists in maintaining manageability, controllability and stability of a vehicle when in extreme situations such as braking in a sudden and hard manner or braking while driving over slippery surfaces. When a wheel locks it is unable to transfer a lateral force and prevent the wheel from spinning.
ABS anti-lock braking systems are designed to stop a wheel from locking while braking which adjusts braking force automatically inside the stirrups which is what stops the wheels from becoming locked. When a wheel locks it quickly loses grip which causes the vehicle to become unmanageable. In addition, it also prevents a change in direction when the driver turns their steering wheel.
Every round features its very own control unit and speed sensor that provides information relating to the speed at which the wheel is traveling. When a control unit is receiving signals that one of the wheels has been blocked it reduces the pressure briefly inside the braking system which sends a signal to make the wheel move again.
ABS can be released about 12 to 16 times in a second while the system is still able to provide vehicle steerability and relative wheel rotation. When placed under heavy braking, the ABS braking force still ensures adhesion and blocks the wheels using subsequent release to the wheels in a rapid succession. This occurs until the vehicle has come to a full stop.
In an ABS System each of the wheels on the vehicle will come equipped with ISS (inductive Speed Sensor) and the image is a yellow sensor inside each brake disc. This provides information to the control-unit about each wheel. This control unit evaluates situations through a control valve that reduces the brake pressure onto the wheel.
The ABS system was first developed in 1978 by Bosch but its original history dates back further. In the early part of the 20th century, there were already thoughts on how to stop wheels from locking when placed under heavy-braking. In 1936, Bosch announced their patent on a device to prevent strong braking to occur to the wheels of motor vehicles. However, only with the advancements of electronic engineers later were they able to create anti-lock braking systems that were robust and sufficiently fast enough to use in vehicles. The very first of the commercial applications for ABS systems was found in specialised equipment like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class which was followed shortly afterwards in the vehicle known as the BMW 7 Series.
Why Do You Want Or Need ABS Braking Systems?
Since ABS does not allow a wheel to stop its rotation, you are able to steer and brake simultaneously. The steering and braking ability of a car will be limited by the traction amount that the wheels are able to generate.
If you require steering while you brake, 100% of the traction that the wheels are able to generate is divided between these 2 tasks. An example of this will be when you need 50% for steering, there will be 50% available for traction when you brake. However, it is of importance to realise that 100% traction on dry roads is significantly more traction when compared to 100% traction when driving on ice. This means that your vehicle will not be able to brake or steer as well when on slippery surfaces than it will on dry roads.