Haldex has signed a long-term agreement with Daimler’s division for trailer axles, Mercedez-Benz TrailerAxleSystems, for the supply of its ModulT disc brake. The production is expected to start at the end of 2015. This agreement follows a joint development project in which Haldex ModulT has been adopted for the specific needs of Mercedez-Benz TrailerAxleSystems. Mercedez-Benz TrailerAxleSystems will name the disc brake DCA L7.
The ModulT disc brake is based on the second generation of Haldex’ disc brake, which was first introduced in 2011 and has since then more than doubled in production every year.
In Europe, disc brakes are installed in approximately 75% of all new commercial vehicles, compared with 3% in North America where drum brakes are most common.
The ModulT platform is suitable for trucks, buses, and trailers. Offering simplified maintenance, ModulT offers less downtime, with no tools needed for pad exchange and not more than two bolts in the complete brake. Stainless sliding pins require no lubrication.
Equally useful features are the completely encapsulated caliper guide function of the ModulT and the inverted mechanism bellows, which are self-protected against possible intrusion of dirt and debris.
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