SBD has been laying the foundation of the sphere brake industry for the 21st century since 2016. Due to significant up-armoring for heavy tactical vehicles in austere operating environments, reliability, flexibility, and costs associated with existing brakes have been sacrificed. We develop advanced wheel-end technologies to solve problems of critical importance within fields of mobility, maintenance, and life cycle costs. This holistic solution equips legacy and new programs of record the ability to bolt-on value to increase Soldier lethality, protection, payload, mobility, and range.
Developed by Sphere Brake
Validation through Dyno and Track testing
The air-over-hydraulic sphere brake kit bolts-on to existing wheel-end assemblies integrating with ABS and CTIS. Through two concurrent defense contracts with RCCTO and MCSC, we’ve successfully certified the sphere brake through dyno testing. We’ve designed, manufactured, and installed commercial grade sphere brake kits onto the DVH Stryker and MTVA1P2 vehicles. The brake system will continue rigorous fatigue, durability, and lifecycle testing in the lab and at Aberdeen Proving Grounds through 2022 for initial fielding in 2023.
The sphere brake uses mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic pressure to compress hemispherical brake pads against a spherical brake surface. This generates more power with a smaller effective diameter compared to disc and drum brake systems. It currently takes 3 days and at least 15 tools to service brakes on ground and air vehicle platforms. The sphere brake cuts this down to only 20 minutes and you only need one tool, YOUR HAND. We know first-hand that this kind of value significantly increases unit readiness while substantially reducing total cost of ownership across fleets.
“We were able to install brake pads in under 2 minutes per wheel-end without any tools.” – ATEC Maintenance Technician
“We fight for 1 pound and kill for 2, what do you think we’ll do for sphere brakes?” – Airline Executive
“I want these on my truck!” – SGM Redstone Arsenal
Options, Options, Options
By design, the sphere brake is lighter per wheel-end than existing drum and disc brake systems, shedding between 400 to 500 pounds off the entire vehicle. This affords vehicle integrators a plethora of OPTIONS!
What would you do with and extra 500lbs?
- Increase Payload like Medical Suppliers and Ammo?
- Increase Soldier Lethality?
- Increase Fuel Efficiency?
- Increase Force Protection?
- Increase Mean-Time-Between-Failure?
LET’S DISCUSS HOW SPHERE BRAKES CAN DELIVER THIS VALUE TO YOUR NEXT VEHICLE PROGRAM TODAY
List of Pertinent Codes & Data:
NAICS: 336340, 336350, 541715
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