Meritor Inc. announced that its EX+ air disc brake for tractors and trailers has been optimized to reduce product weight and total cost of ownership. The optimized EX+ will be available to OEMs in 2018.
“By updating and optimizing the EX+, our engineers reduced weight by 10 lbs. per brake,” said Chris Villavarayan, Meritor’s president for the Americas.
Meritor detailed the following features of the EX+:
- A gear-synchronized, twin-piston design of the EX+ delivers even force across the brake pads simultaneously;
- Offers shorter and smoother stopping distances and reduced brake fade;
- A double-sealing technology minimizes water exposure to seal the EX+ for life;
- It simplifies pad service steps, including 30-minute pad changes, and lowers maintenance costs with faster inspection and repair times.