MGM introduces electronic brake alert systems

MGM introduces electronic brake alert systems

The MGM Brakes Electronic Stroke Alert e•STROKE system converts air brake actuator shaft travel into an electronic signal. This signal is monitored and output transmitted to a Chassis Communications Module (CCM), which the company said provides the driver with a safe and convenient means to check brake stroke status.

The MGM Brakes Electronic Stroke Alert e•STROKE system converts air brake actuator shaft travel into an electronic signal. This signal is monitored and output transmitted to a Chassis Communications Module (CCM), which the company said provides the driver with a safe and convenient means to check brake stroke status.

MGM Brakes has also released e•LINK, an in-cab communication device providing real-time communication between trailer and tractor indicating the trailer brake status. e•LINK plugs into the cigarette lighter or auxiliary power supply of the tractor and receives a signal sent from the e•STROKE trailer module. The e•LINK uses colored LED lights to instantly verify the function of trailer brakes by monitoring park brake release, out-of-adjustment, dragging and non-functioning brakes. It can perform en route, pre-trip, at anytime, anywhere and in any weather, the maker said.

The e•STROKE system is easily installed by using the existing 7-wire electrical system, and is complementary to other on-board electronic systems commonly found on heavy-duty air-braked vehicles, such as ABS (anti-lock braking systems). Electronic sensors are pre-installed and pre-calibrated at the factory.

The company said the new MGM Brakes e•LINK combined with e•STROKE offers ease of use, accuracy and reliability in the monitoring of a vehicle’s brake stroke status.

For more information on e•STROKE and e•LINK brake monitoring systems, please visit http://www.MGMBrakes.com.

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