All brake derivatives are manufactured, assembled and tested in-house. Brake assembly is controlled by build books, requiring QC approval at various points during the assembly process. Upon assembly completion, every brake undergoes a testing phase to ensure that they meet specification.

The tests applicable to the brakes include the following:

  • Static Testing: Brakes are cycle tested for the detection of leaks and/or other faults. They are tested for 300 cycles at 15MPa.

  • Dynamic Testing: With the brakes fitted onto a dynamometer and the pressure set at 9 Mpa, the brakes are engaged from 30rpm for several times, recording the failsafe and service torques achieved.

The performance of the braking systems are in accordance with SABS 1589:1994, as tested at the Gerotek testing grounds. the South African standard is equivalent to the American SAE J1329 JUL89 and the Canadian CAN/CSA-M424.3-M90. Special tests have also been conducted in Australia, iaw MDG-01.

Dynamic Testing


All braking systems fitted to vehicles should be certified as compliant to the applicable specifications and should be commissioned by qualified personnel, either by the OEM or by OEM certified centres. Systems that do not confrom to this requirement automatically lose all warranties offered by the OEM with the braking system on supply. In addition, the company utilising non-qualified commissioning and repair centres run the risk of having the systems inadequately repaired, fitted with sub-standard components and possibly not conforming to the specification performance requirements.

NCS Engineering is an ISO9001:2008 approved company.

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Last updated February 2013.