Global Parts Network (GPN), an independent wholly-owned subsidiary of VIPAR Heavy Duty, has produced a new video showcasing the advanced system used to remanufacture brake shoes now available at its CoMan Centers.
According to GPN, the video takes viewers inside the company’s state-of-the-art facilities in South Bend, Ind. and Salt Lake City to illustrate the 15-step process it follows to inspect, clean, de-line, coin, coat, cure, and reline brake shoes.
Among the features at the CoMan Centers is a 1,000-ton coining press, which is one of the largest in the industry and specifically designed to correct any deformations and return brake shoes to OE specifications, GPN says. The video also highlights the innovative coating system used in the CoMan Centers that dip-coats brake shoes at twice the industry thickness for improved adhesion and superior protection against anti-icing chemicals to lessen the impact of flash rusting and rust jacking, the company says. The coating system includes a four-step drying system using a heated convection chamber. By following this disciplined process, GPN says CoMan Centers is able to extend the lifecycle of a brake shoe and reduce waste.
“Producing a superior brake shoe is the number one commitment at our CoMan Centers,” says Gene Damron, general manager atGlobal Parts Network. “The video shows how we go beyond the industry norm by paying attention to every detail to achieve the highest quality products. We demonstrate our ability to help fleets stretch their dollars by producing a superior brake shoe that lasts longer.”
The new CoMan Centers video can be viewed at http://www.globalpartsnetwork.com/global-parts-network/process-video, or at VIPAR Heavy Duty website. GPN’s brake shoes can be purchased exclusively from VIPAR’s network of distributors.