Meritor-Wabco alliance introduces air disc brakes

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, the joint venture between ArvinMeritor and Wabco, has added air disc brakes from both partner companies

Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, the joint venture between ArvinMeritor and Wabco, has added air disc brakes from both partner companies.

The joint venture has become the exclusive North American source of Wabco's new generation, lightweight single piston air disc brake. This brake's features result in increased payload, easier maintenance, and reduced operating costs, MWVCS said. In addition, Meritor Wabco will offer the Meritor brand EX225 air disc brake family, designed for severe service conditions.

Effective immediately, the expanded product portfolio incorporates the leading products like ABS, stability control systems, air dryers, compressors, and now air disc brakes. All are supported by integrated engineering and field sales and service.

ArvinMeritor and Wabco envisions it will “lead the market’s transition to disc brakes” in preparation for the NHTSA’s upcoming final rule on shorter stopping distances. Both Wabco and ArvinMeritor expect air disc brakes to grow gradually in linehaul and trailer applications and gain “a significant share” of the market by 2010.

For more information, go to www.meritorwabco.com

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