Bendix announces updates to brake product lines

Updated Sep 27, 2017

Bendix launched a new spring brake and introduced its RSD-compliant 23K aftermarket friction BA232R brake linings Tuesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV) in Atlanta.

Bendix says its new EnduraSure Spring Brake line builds on and replaces the proven, popular Bendix EverSure Spring Brake. The product includes an improved version of its standard chamber, and the addition of a new sealed, professional-grade model. It offers even greater durability and performance in its standard EnduraSure product, Bendix says while now giving fleets and owner-operators a premium option, the EnduraSure-Pro.

“We took a very good product, which the industry embraced, and made it even better,” says Keith McComsey, director of marketing and customer solutions at Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake (BSFB). “The product line was also extended, so owners and fleets needing the benefits of a longer life chamber–those operating in harsh environmental conditions, or truck and trailer operators who keep their vehicles for a long time–can now have a Bendix choice for their premium spring brake needs.

“Through the evolution to EnduraSure, the new Bendix spring brake line will further demonstrate that the long-term benefits of performance, durability, and ROI far outweigh short-term, low-cost alternatives.”

The new models, double-diaphragm chambers for foundation drum brakes, are now in production. Bendix says they were designed to meet all SAE requirements for force output while meeting stroke and clevis combination needs.

Additionally, for fleets needing a 23K aftermarket friction, Bendix says its new BA232R brake lining will be available from BSFB in early October. The company says the linings are designed to handle 23K applications such as heavy line haul, heavy pick-up and delivery, severe duty, and refuse.

“Three years ago, we developed the industry’s first RSD-certified aftermarket friction, the BA202R, suitable for 20K applications, and it changed the aftermarket landscape,” says McComsey. “With the BA232R, Bendix’s aftermarket friction line now serves fleets that use heavier axle-weight trucks, so they can meet the minimum RSD requirements as vehicles age.”

Bendix says BA232 provides an average stopping distance of 235 ft., well ahead of 250 ft. RSD regulations.

“Bendix conducts its testing using an actual truck on an actual track – not everyone does that,” McComsey says. “When you’re counting on a 23K brake lining to handle the workload that most 23,000-lb. axles are tasked with day in and day out, the last thing you want to think about is whether the friction you’ve selected is up to meeting real-world demands.”

Bendix says the BA232R linings will be available on both Bendix remanufactured brake shoes and Service New brake shoes.

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