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Brake pad development heading into the copper-reduced era

Five years ago, an agreement between the EPA, states and automotive industry players was signed to reduce the use of copper in brake pads. Next year, brake pads will need to reduce copper to less than 5% by weight, and then less than 0.5% by 2025. There’s no magic button that will make this happen;

Wheel ends in the winter: What you need to know

Safety systems like full stability and collision mitigation can be valuable on winter roads, but they perform at their best only when the brakes at the wheel-ends are also in peak condition to deliver stopping power.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake earns award for expansion of wheel-end facility

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) recently earned a 2019 Business Expansion Award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce for expansion of operations at its wheel-end manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Safety system service issues

Identifying brake component wear
trends, training technicians and implementing best practices leads to
increases in uptime and lower costs

Bendix announces improvements to ADB22X air disc brake

Bendix has announced several improvements to its ADB22X air disc brake. “Thanks to a new adjustment mechanism that’s engineered for increased vibration robustness while improving the running clearance between the friction and rotor, the new ADB22X improves pad life and reduces residual brake drag, which results in extended service life,” said Keith McComsey, director of

What’s the difference between clearance-sensing and stroke-sensing slack adjusters?

“Clearance-sensing slacks adjust to produce a consistent gap between the face of the brake pad and the braking surface of the drum,” said Greg Sturdy, director of wheel end product engineering for Accuride Corp. “Stroke-sensing slacks adjust to produce a consistent distance the pushrod of the brake canister is allowed to move.” Like any component,

Air disc brake maintenance tips

Over the past several years, adoption of air disc brakes (ADBs) has climbed to 18% to 25% of brakes ordered on trucks, according to brake manufacturers, who anticipate that number reaching 50% within the next decade. This means that technicians will need to be familiar with both the tried-and-true drum brakes and their disc brake

What you need to know about air disc brakes as they increase in popularity

Over the past few years, the take rate of air disc brakes (ADBs) has been steadily growing. This growth has only accelerated recently, thanks in part to the fact that many truck OEMs have made air disc brakes standard equipment. International, Kenworth and Peterbilt are among the manufacturers who now offer ADBs as standard on

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Bendix introduces new air disc brake pads

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has introduced the Bendix BX276 air disc brake (ADB) pad, which can be utilized as replacement friction for ADB22X and ADB22X-LT air disc brake systems on both tractors and trailers. The BX276 pad is available now through authorized Bendix dealerships and aftermarket distributors. Bendix also introduced the Bendix BX283 air disc brake

Bendix releases air disc brake designed for trailers

Bendix has announced the release of the ADB22X-LT air disc brake designed specifically for trailers. Bendix unveiled the ADB22X-LT in conjunction with Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the first builder to offer the new brake. “In the decade since Bendix introduced the first air disc brake to the North American commercial vehicle market, we’ve had many customers

The inside scoop on spec’ing axles and brake ratings

For optimum performance and safety, brakes and suspensions need to be a match and work well together. So what do fleets need to know? Fleet Equipment asked major suppliers to provide the inside information.

Bendix expands Formula Blue line of hydraulic brake parts

Expanding coverage of its Formula Blue hydraulic brake parts line, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, LLC (BSFB) recently added 100 new part numbers, and plans to introduce additional parts every quarter. Formula Blue is BSFB’s comprehensive line of hydraulic brake parts for light- and medium-duty import and domestic vehicles ranging from Class 1 to Class 6.