Although considered the most important part of any car or truck, the brakes have not seen significant disruption since the introduction of carbon-ceramic brakes 20 years ago. Orbis had pioneered a design innovation that would cool the brakes more efficiently when a NASA engineer offered his agency’s expertise in heat dissipation. The partnership resulted in the patented Periodic Wave™ disc brake, which uses advanced aerodynamics to provide superior surface cooling, reduce dangerous brake fade, and extend vehicle range and fuel efficiency.
“This is a collaboration between some of the smartest people on the planet,” says Orbis co-CEO and co-founder Marcus Hays. “We decided early on that it wasn’t innovation unless it produced real results, and that’s exactly what we did.”
Lighter, cooler and far more efficient, Orbis brakes are supposed to offer the kind of market disruption that carbon-ceramic brakes couldn’t: track performance at consumer prices. Its first product, the next wave, is an innovative super lightweight disc brake rotor and pad that should retail at a fraction of comparable performance brakes. The Eco Wave is an environmentally friendly, high performance replacement brake disc and pad that is priced to rival entry level brakes. The company will also present light wave, the lighter, cooler and better performing replacement rotor, one-piece caliper and vented pad, and CarbonWavethe world’s first integrated wheel and brake, offering the lowest unsprung weight in the industry.
While performance, safety and price are key values in any braking equation, Orbis Brakes has added another revolutionary benefit: reduced environmental impact. The Orbis brake weighs on average 50% less than conventional cast iron brakes, which halves the energy required to manufacture them and reduces carbon consumption throughout the supply chain. A global periodic wave brake upgrade could remove billions of pounds of Co2 from the atmosphere.
Made from 100% recyclable iron, the unique design also dramatically reduces brown emissions, particles from brakes, tires and road surfaces which are considered exponentially more toxic than exhaust emissions and expected to become an environmental issue major in the years to come. Next month, Europe will include brake pad pollution for the first time in the publication of its 7 euros regulatory mandates.
Industry analysts expect utility and performance vehicle owners to be a prime audience for the Orbis upgrade, along with the growing number of electric car owners looking for aftermarket products that share their values of high efficiency and low emissions.
Orbis Brakes plans to launch the 2022 NextWave Q3 and 2023 EcoWave Q1, and is currently taking pre-orders on orbisbrakes.com
March 3, 2022
“There is about to be a new name in lightweight performance brakes: Orbis.”
“The result is the new periodic wave disc brake rotor, meant to rival the best aftermarket brakes available today.”
“Great for the Tesla Crowd Throw Blanket”
“Configured to replace conventional rotors and calipers inside any the maker’s wheel.”
SOURCE Orbis Brakes Inc.