WABCO, a leading innovator and global supplier of technologies that improve the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide an advanced air disc brake (ADB) system for trailers in North America.
WABCO made the announcement leading up to the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), one of the largest heavy-duty trucking industry events in the world, held from March 26 to 28, 2015, in Louisville, KY (USA).
As part of the agreement, WABCO will launch its innovative MAXX22T in North America, the most optimized ADB system for trailer applications in the region. The new system combines WABCO’s leading braking technologies with Hendrickson’s premier medium- and heavy-duty suspension and axle systems.
WABCO’s MAXX22T represents the commercial vehicle industry’s lightest air disc brake in North America. It contributes to WABCO and Hendrickson’s system offering overall weight reduction of up to 100 lbs. on tandem axle trailers, thereby, helping to improve vehicle fuel efficiency or enable an increase in transport payload.
WABCO’s proven single-piston design features approximately 25% fewer parts compared to other air disc brakes available in the market. Therefore, it helps improve reliability and installation efficiency while lowering maintenance costs. In addition, WABCO’s bi-directional adjuster minimizes the risk of hot running brakes.
“We are excited to supply our air disc brake to Hendrickson, a global leader in medium- and heavy-duty suspension and axle systems,” says Nik Varty, WABCO President, Americas. “The cooperation of our two industry leading companies brings together a powerful blend of expertise and industry-leading technologies. We are proud to offer a state-of-the-art air disc brake system specifically for trailers in North America that can deliver high performance and value for our customers.”