WABCO, a premier global supplier of technologies designed to enhance the efficiency, safety and connectivity of commercial vehicles, has kicked off the delivery of its industry-leading MAXX™ air disc brakes (ADB) to Daimler AG, the largest manufacturer of trucks in the globe. The German automaker’s current heavy-duty truck platforms, including its Actros®, Antos®, and Arocs® models, for the European marker are now equipped with WABCO’s lightest, high-performance single-piston air disc brakes.
WABCO’s air disc brake package consists of the MAXX 22 ADB on the front axle and the all-new MAXX 22L ADB on the rear axle. The latter, a variant of the MAXX 22 ADB, comes with an optimized rear-axle design that requires less brake torque than air disc brakes for front axles. Excellently engineered and compactly designed, the MAXX 22L is more than seven percent lighter than the MAXX 22, which has already been known as the industry’s lightest and highest performing single-piston ADB for commercial vehicles.
In a statement, Jacques Esculier, WABCO Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said that they are thrilled that Daimler has embraced WABCO’s industry-leading MAXX 22 single-piston air disc brakes to help bring advanced braking capabilities and outstanding reliability to the automaker’s current heavy-duty truck platforms. He noted that this huge supply deal also further expands the array of WABCO technologies embraced by this industry leader.
WABCO’s proven single-piston design has nearly 25 percent fewer parts compared to other air disc brakes offered in the market. The MAXX ADB boasts easily exchangeable “plug and play” wear sensor technology, helping to enhance reliability while reducing maintenance costs. Moreover, the company’s bi-directional adjuster optimizes brake lining wear.
Since 2012, WABCO has supplied MAXXUS™ air disc brakes to Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) for series production.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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