February 29, 2016  | 
Press release

Haldex introduces the ModulT Air Disc Brake in USA

Haldex is pleased to introduce its ModulT Air Disc Brake product line in USA. The unique design of the ModulT Air Disc Brake meets increased customer demands for performance, robustness, service uptime, weight and total cost of ownership. By meeting the toughest demands on low weight combined with high efficiency, ModulT provides uniform stopping performance while maximizing brake effort.

“With our commitment to developing products to better serve our fleet customers, Haldex is pleased to continue to set that standard in air brake systems by introducing the ModulT air disc brake in USA,” said Bo Annvik, President & CEO for Haldex.

With a compact, modular design, ModulT is lightweight and optimized for on-highway applications. In addition to its size, ModulT provides several distinct advantages including lower weight-to-braking force ratio, simplified maintenance that reduces downtime and low hysteresis that produces high braking efficiency.

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in USA is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses.

Efficient modular design

The ModulT air disc brake product line has a unique wide single-piston mechanism, which is able to achieve performance equal to twin-piston mechanisms, providing superior braking capability and even load distribution on the brake pads. Because the mechanism bellows seal is uniquely inverted, it protects itself against heat radiation, stones and other debris. The mechanism lever uses double roller bearings to keep the hysteresis low, which results in high efficiency and provides greater control and stability.

The floating lightweight caliper slides on two completely, environmentally sealed stainless steel slide pins. It utilizes leading edge steel PTFE-coated bushings and trailing composite bushings to produce optimized low friction caliper sliding for smoother, trouble-free operation. In addition, the slide function is lubrication-free and sealed for life so it doesn’t require grease servicing.

Simplifies maintenance

To simplify maintenance and reduce downtime for the fleet, the unique boltless brake pad retainer requires no special tools to replace the brake pads. The entire air disc brake design is optimized to include only two fastening bolts and no mechanism cover plate. The ModulT incorporates a reliable integrated adjustment unit to automatically compensate for brake pad wear.

“The ModulT air disc brake is the perfect solution for fleets looking for high efficiency with greater control and stability for a long service life with lower total cost of ownership,” said Jeff Stokes, Global Product Manager – Disc Brakes for Haldex.

Haldex provides additional options to meet fleet demands with an optional Pad Wear Indicator (PWI), which warns of a worn out pad; or an optional Pad Wear Sensor (PWS), which minimizes pad inspection time and costs.

For further information, visit www.haldex.com or contact:

Kate Miller, Blue Edge Marketing Ltd. Phone : +1 847-847-1124 E-mail: kmiller@blueedgemarketing.com

Paul Chappell, Product Manager, Haldex Phone: +1 816-801-2382 E-mail: paul.chappell@haldex.com

Catharina Paulcén, SVP Corporate Communications, Haldex Phone: +46 418-476157 E-mail: catharina.paulcen@haldex.com

About Haldex

With more than 100 years of intensely focused innovation, Haldex holds unrivaled expertise in brake systems and air suspension systems for heavy trucks, trailers and buses. We live and breathe our business delivering robust, technically superior solutions born from deep insight into our customers’ reality. By concentrating on our core competencies and following our strengths and passions, we combine both the operating speed and flexibility required by the market. Collaborative innovation is not only the essence of our products – it is also our philosophy. Our 2,140 employees, spread on four continents, are constantly challenging the conventional and strive to ensure that the products we deliver create unique value for our customers and all end-users. We are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm Stock Exchange and have net sales of approximately 4.8 billion SEK.