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Category: Breaks, Suspensions & Chassis

New Air Disc Pads for Trucks and Motor Coaches from Marathon

New Air Disc Pads for Trucks and Motor Coaches from Marathon

| October 19, 2016

Marathon Brake Systems has introduced DiscStar Highway Premium (DSHP) brake pads designed for air disc brake systems used in on-highway truck, tractor steer and drive axles and motor coach applications. DSHP is premium low-metallic friction material rated for 23,000 lbs. and formulated to provide a longer pad and rotor life than OE pads, while delivering […]

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Meritor Debuts Lightweight, Cost-Effective Wheel-End Solution

Meritor Debuts Lightweight, Cost-Effective Wheel-End Solution

| October 13, 2016

Meritor® (NYSE:MTOR) has announced an expansion of its wheel-end portfolio to include Opti-Lite™ brake drums that offer cost-conscious aftermarket consumers a new lightweight drum option. The Opti-Lite drum is designed for linehaul and weight-sensitive applications such as tanker/trailer and freight. “Developed on the same platform as our established STEELite™ X30 brake drums, the Opti-Lite drum […]

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WABCO Unveils First Stand-alone Parking Brake Control for Trucks and Buses

WABCO Unveils First Stand-alone Parking Brake Control for Trucks and Buses

| September 21, 2016

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leader in commercial vehicle technology,  has unveiled OnHand™ electro-pneumatic parking brake control for trucks and buses. It features valve engineering and advanced mechatronics and marks the commercial vehicle industry’s first stand-alone parking brake control and supplies another technological building block toward autonomous driving. OnHand braking technology provides automatic engage […]

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Electronically Controlled Air Suspension Gains Traction in Large Chinese Market

Electronically Controlled Air Suspension Gains Traction in Large Chinese Market

| August 30, 2016

Electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) technology is gaining traction rapidly in China according to WABCO Holdings, which reported that several major Chinese heavy duty truck manufacturers – including China National Heavy Truck Corporation (CNHTC), Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Company (DFLQ) and Shaanqi – continue to increase adoption of the approach. WABCO notes that its offering in […]

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New Automatic Brake Adjusters for Transit Applications

New Automatic Brake Adjusters for Transit Applications

| May 20, 2016

Webb Brake Adjusters is expanding its line to include a complete family of Automatic Brake Adjusters for intracity bus and intercity motor coach applications. Here’s what special: These clearance sensing automatic brake adjusters are designed for the severe duty requirements of the transit market. Webb,a Marmon Highway Technologies®/Berkshire Hathaway company, offers these products for OEM […]

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WABCO Acquires Hydraulic Company, MICO

WABCO Acquires Hydraulic Company, MICO

| February 3, 2016

WABCO (NYSE: WBC), a leader in commercial vehicle safety and efficiency technologies, has acquired MICO Incorporated, a global market leader in hydraulic components, controls and brake systems for heavy-duty, off-highway vehicles in agriculture, construction, mining and similar industries. MICO generated revenues of approximately $52 million in 2015 and is headquartered in North Mankato, Minnesota. WABCO […]

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