Meritor launches optimized EX+ air disc brake

Meritor launches optimized EX+ air disc brake

Meritor-EX+

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.

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