Fully SEALED brakes for the open road

All SIBS® brakes are fully sealed. This prevents moisture and material getting into the brake, which means they last a lot longer and they are far more reliable than your standard brakes.

Zero emissions

Increased Reliability

Lower Heat

Lower Maintenance

Failsafe emergency brake options

SIBS® Technology survives the TOUGHEST conditions

Our products are designed to operate in the toughest conditions on the planet. SIBS® Technology provides a safer operating environment for vehicles from underground mining, to high speed on the open road, to towing heavy loads.

Being fully sealed has the additional benefit of producing no harmful emissions, making SIBS® brakes environmentally sustainable. 

How SIBS® Technology works?

The brake calliper, providing the braking force, is extended to enclose the disc. This makes up the housing. The housing is split around the disc into inner and outer portions. The inner housing is mounted to the axle end. The pads, disc and hub are installed; and the outer housing is fitted to complete the assembly and enclose the brake components. At this point SIBS® cooling fluid is added into the housing. SIBS® cooling fluid is a specially selected oil which provides a path to conduct the heat from the brake disc to the housing. This enables the heat to then be rejected from the housing to the surrounding air, controlling the operating temperature of the system.

SIBS® Technology covers both service and park brakes and can be applied to a wide range of range of braking solutions to suit the diverse conditions you operate in.

Braking solutions for every environment

The highly adaptable SIBS® technology is applied to a wide range of range of braking solutions to suit the diverse conditions you operate in.

SIBS® IV Driveline

Terra Dura®


Type Sealed ‘wet’ failsafe brake Sealed ‘dry’ brake Sealed ‘wet’ failsafe brake
Components Driveline brake, Pump and Control Box Wheel end Wheel end, Pump and Control Box
Housing Material Cast Iron Polymer Cast Iron
Wheel End Weight Vehicle Dependant 31kg 58kg
Brake Pad Wear Not applicable Up to 50,000km Up to 100,000km
Failsafe SAHR Brake Yes No Yes
Rotor, caliper & brake pad protection Yes Yes Yes
Hand Brake Protection Not applicable Yes Yes
Road Compliant Yes Yes Yes
Pay back on reduced maintenance Not applicable 3-6 months 12-18 months

Trucks with Gross Vehicle Mass up to 28 tonnes needing brake of last resort such as troop carriers, water carriers, concrete trucks and explosives trucks where additional safety is paramount

Heavy towing requirements, surface and underground mines, tough on road and off-road conditions where material ingress could damage regular brakes

Mines where failsafe brakes are specified. Underground mines, surface mines with steep gradients and/or abrasive and corrosive conditions


Winner of the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) award

Highly commended in the "Industrial Product of the year" category, Manufacturer’s Monthly Endeavour Awards

Received a $2 million Commonwealth grant to develop SIBS® for use in heavy commercial vehicles

ABT is a Commonwealth Government Registered Research Agency