Brakes Archives - Page 16 of 17 - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Safety – Brakes

While braking system suppliers to the trucking industry continue to bring new technologies and specification choices to fleets, the desire to improve safety and stopping performance is hardly new.

Haldex cartridge aims to improve drying capabilities

Haldex recently announced that the new Multi-Treatment Cartridge Plus (MTC+) will soon be offered as standard on all Haldex DRYest and PURest Air Dryers.

Performance Friction introduces new line of retrofit discs

Performance Friction Corp. announced a new line of retrofit discs fitting medium trucks equipped with the 66 mm and 73 mm pin slider hydraulic brake calipers.

Meritor WABCO introduces communications capability

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems introduced its InfoLink option for the Enhanced Easy-Stop Basic trailer Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).  The new option enables the driver to monitor and control trailer functions from the tractor, is available for semi- or full-trailers, and is compliant with FMVSS-121 requirements, the company said.

Haldex offers cross-reference CD

Haldex announced the availability of its new Master Cross Reference CD (MCR-CD) with part number cross reference for more than 128,000 OE, OES and competitive air brake and suspension control product part numbers.

Meritor WABCO brakes to be used on International MD trucks

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems will supply its new hydraulic power brake system as standard equipment on select medium-duty International Truck and Engine Corp. models.

WABCO premieres EBS for trailers

WABCO premiered its enhanced Electronic Braking System for trailers, the Trailer EBS E generation, which the company says offers a high level of integration that paves the way for simpler trailer braking.

Safety – Braking Systems

NHTSA calls for a 20 percent to 30 percent reduction in the required stopping distance for large trucks.

ArvinMeritor launches ELSA air disc brake models

ArvinMeritor introduced new 17.5 inch, 19.5 inch and 22.5 inch members of its Meritor ELSA air disc brake family.

Keep drivers happy & trucks on the road

A popular management strategy prioritizes problems according to cost or frequency of occurrence and attacks them from the most occurrences to the least. It’s a good concept because you should always be able to expect a good return for your efforts.

Carlisle now manufactures new heavy-duty brake shoes

Carlisle Motion Control Industries Inc. said it is launching a new line of OE quality brake shoes featuring induction hardened cam and anchor ends to prevent mushrooming and improve long-term durability.

Carlisle offers disc brake for fork lifts

Carlisle Industrial Brake & Friction introduced a new compact, hydraulic actuated, full circle disc brake designed for fork lifts and related equipment.