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Category: Breaks, Suspensions & Chassis

Bendix Brakes Relaunches Disc Brake Pads for Severe-Duty Applications

Bendix Brakes Relaunches Disc Brake Pads for Severe-Duty Applications

| December 19, 2016

MAT Holdings has announces the relaunch of the Bendix® Brakes brand Fleet MetLok® product line, a line of automotive disc brake pads and rotors designed specifically for use in severe-duty applications, as well as service and pursuit vehicles.  Here’s what seems to be new: The Fleet MetLok product line has been upgraded to provide better friction performance […]

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STEMCO Launches Lunar™ Air Disc Brake Pads for HD Commercial Vehicles

STEMCO Launches Lunar™ Air Disc Brake Pads for HD Commercial Vehicles

| November 18, 2016

STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO) and leading manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has released the Lunar™ line of air disc brakes. The air disc brake product line includes two conventional air disc brake pads. Lunar™ is recognized as a high quality aftermarket air disc pad made to fit form and […]

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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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