Brakes Archives - Page 17 of 19 - Fleet Equipment Magazine
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.

Meritor WABCO introduces OnGuard collision safety system for North America

Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has introduced OnGuard, a new technology designed to further improve commercial vehicle safety. OnGuard is currently installed on nearly 200 vehicles and is targeted for third quarter 2008 availability as a factory-installed option at several OEM brands.

Raybestos brand brakes 2008 Medium Duty Catalog now available

Affinia Under Vehicle Group has announced the distribution and general availability of the Second Edition 2008 Raybestos brand brakes Medium Duty Catalog. The catalog indexes every medium-duty Raybestos brand brake product from 1980 through 2008.

Kenworth adds aluminum hub option on Class 8 trucks with Bendix air disc brakes

Kenworth Truck Co. has announced availability of aluminum hubs as a front and rear axle option on Kenworth Class 8 trucks and tractors equipped with Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes.

MAHA USA announces new brake tester

MAHA USA proudly introduces its new, low profile, above floor brake tester- ideal for measuring force, imbalance, and ovality of brake drums! With nearly 30 percent of truck crashes related to brake failure or out of adjustment brakes, this can be a vital tool in detecting faulty brakes and reducing brake repair costs. The Roller Brake Set can be expanded into a full test lane in conjunction with Shaker Plates to check chassis & suspension connections.

Raybestos brakes re-engineered

The product offering for Raybestos brand brakes has been completely re-engineered based on months of extensive research with repair technicians.

Gladhand swivels to avoid kinking air lines

Phillips Industries introduced a low-profile, compact Swinger Gladhand designed for intermodal fleets and those pulling piggyback trailers. It follows the tractor to prevent accidental disconnects and kinking air lines, which can result in loss of air pressure to the brakes or damage to the air system.

Webb Wheel offers new disc brake rotors

The Aftermarket Division of Webb Wheel Products Inc. added three new rotors to its product offering. The 15.00 x 1.435 rear disc brake rotors, part numbers 54280P, 54281P and 54282P, will be shipped in individual boxes identified with the Webb part number.

ArvinMeritor launches new Air Systems Program

ArvinMeritor Inc. Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket (CVA) business said its new Meritor All-Makes Air Systems Program provides a complete portfolio of all-makes air valves, air compressors, air dryers and cartridges, and air hose assemblies.

Bendix to launch revamped replacement brake line

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC will launch a revamped and complete all-makes product line of replacement commercial medium-duty and select commercial light-duty hydraulic brake parts under the Formula Blue brand in April.

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.