Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) said its next-generation double-diaphragm spring brake for drum brakes offers the lightest weight in the industry while delivering best-in-class durability and performance. The new Bendix EverSure spring brake with No Touch technology, now in production, is designed to industry-standard dimensions, making it easy to install as a replacement part in the aftermarket.
“In engineering the EverSure spring brake, we created a high-performing spring brake that is significantly lighter and, at the same time, more robust than others on the market,” said Mark Kromer, chief engineer – actuation/slack adjuster products, for BSFB. “The new spring brake, like all Bendix products, meets the strictest standards for performance and durability. It’s the latest demonstration of BSFB’s leadership in providing solutions to the commercial vehicle industry.”
According to the company, the new spring brake is more than two pounds lighter than competitive spring brakes. For trucks and trailers outfitted with the new spring brake, benefits of the weight reduction include the ability to carry increased payload and improved fuel efficiency. The lighter weight design helps offset the extra weight added to commercial vehicles by engine systems designed to meet recent emissions regulations. The product’s lighter weight also leads to the best vibration resistance in the industry. Lower vibration levels help prolong the life of the spring brake and supporting components, according to the company.
Another key advancement, Bendix said, is the elimination of contact between compressed power spring coils, allowing the protective coating to remain intact and resulting in significantly better corrosion resistance than competitive products.
“We spend a lot of time listening to our customers’ concerns,” said Gary Ganaway, director of marketing and global development at BSFB. “They are concerned with added weight from recent emissions changes, an influx of less robust service parts from off-shore, as well as greater enforcement targeted at improved safety and proper maintenance. We are pleased with the work of our engineers in addressing all of these concerns. On the most basic level, our customers can rest assured that, with this product, their vehicles will park – and stay parked. We are excited to have the EverSure spring brake as the most recent addition to our product line.”