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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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Haldex brings ModulT air disc brakes to North America

Haldex has announced that it is bringing its ModulT air disc brake product line to North America. The ModulT air disc brake has been made in Europe and Asia since 2011, and has been road tested in Canada; this is its first time being released to the North American market.The company says the ModulT brakes are primarily

Aftermarket brake friction: Know what you need and what you are getting

When replacing brake friction material, Dan Dunkleberger, Haldex Friction’s product manager, says that fleets “need to understand the application, duty-cycle and environment in which the vehicle in is performing. These three key things will give the end-user the necessary information needed to spec the correct friction material for the job. Application and duty-cycle are also

Haldex receives PACCAR 50 PPM quality award

Haldex Brake Products Corp., manufacturers of air brake systems for trucks, trailers and buses, has received PACCAR’s 2014 50 PPM Quality Award. Haldex earned the award by meeting PACCAR’s expectation that supplier parts and components achieve 50 PPM or better quality. Since customer satisfaction is the final measure of quality; warranty and timely delivery are

Haldex expands water pump lineup

Air brake systems manufacturer Haldex has announced the expansion of its remanufactured water pump line to include Eastern Industries water pumps. Haldex will initially add over 24 new SKUs of the Eastern Industries water pumps with further expansion scheduled later in the year. The expansion will give Haldex one of the largest medium- and heavy-duty water pump offering in the

Recommendations for complete brake maintenance

In conducting a complete brake job, disassembly can impact the assembly portion of the brake job process, all of which affects overall performance of your brakes. Be sure as you disassemble the brake to carefully inspect every part, checking for unusual wear. Part wear patterns can tell you a lot about the brake and the

Top brake questions, answered

The No. 1 job of truck brakes is safety; within that application, there’s more than one way to stop a truck. Drums have been the brake of choice for many trucks, but air disc brakes (ADBs) continue to gain popularity in nearly all heavy-duty on-road applications. “Current [ADB] market penetration is in the 12% to