Elite Brake Co., under the leadership of John Healy, is a new commercial vehicle brake component supplier developing a full product line of brake block, brake lining, medium-duty hydraulic brake disc pads, heavy-duty air brake disc pads, lined brake shoes & kits, remanufactured brake shoes & kits, and complete brake drum kits.
A new combination style nipple for the Full Function ABS is now available from Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems. The new nipple accommodates either 1/2-in. or 3/4-in. NPT reservoir ports and provides an inventory reduction opportunity for multiple applications.
Schaeffler Group USA expanded its line of LuK RepSet clutches, flywheels and hydraulic release systems to include more than 750 clutch set and 180 flywheel SKUs. Make and model coverage ranges from 1938 to present, according to the company.
Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems’ new rivet-less front and rear covers for Self Setting Automatic Brake Adjusters are designed for easy installation, improved performance, extended service life and streamlined inventories. By constantly maintaining optimum brake lining-to-drum clearance, Haldex ABAs reduce stopping distances and increase driver control and confidence under all conditions.
Formula Blue hydraulic brake parts from Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC are now available through all aftermarket channels. The Formula Blue product line includes replacement hydraulic brake parts for light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles ranging from Class 1 to Class 6 applications.
Technology advances allow for shorter stopping distances and the
development of stability and collision avoidance systems, but there is
a need for good maintenance.
With 789 part numbers, Bosch’s QuietCast premium disc brake pads provides 95% coverage for all makes and models of Asian, domestic and European automobiles, light trucks and SUVs throughout the U.S. and Canada. QuietCast brake pads are fitted with the industry’s best pre-attached rubber-core shim, exclusively offered by Bosch in the aftermarket.
The new Vortex drum by Webb Wheel Products is said to be a cost-efficient solution for fleets looking for alternatives to meet proposed new stopping distance regulations. The Vortex drum runs cooler and is durable yet lighter than standard drums, according to the company. The superior heat dissipation characteristics of the Vortex drums can maximize lining life and reduce life cycle costs, Webb said.
STEMCO Duroline has launched new shoe kits and brake hardware kits for the North American commercial vehicle market. According to the company, its recently introduced high performance friction material delivers superior stopping performance, longer life, reduced noise and reduced drum wear, is available on new shoes in the brake wheel kits, including heavy-duty brake hardware kits, according to STEMCO.
TRP Aftermarket Parts said it is introducing a spring brake chamber manufactured for use in all Class 6, 7 and 8 trucks, trailers and buses.
The spring brake chamber is available from TRP authorized Kenworth and Peterbilt parts and service distributors, throughout North America and is the first of a series of aftermarket products available for all make of trucks, trailers and buses, the company said, adding that TRP will continue to roll out products this year and into 2010.
New stopping regulations encourage fleets to consider foundation brake choices for their current and future vehicles
Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced service kits that contain the necessary parts needed to service Dana Spicer’s ESD-225 air disc brake caliper.