PureForge has introduced a new product designed to address the high costs of brake repair and maintenance. The cost savings product, Brakes for Life, incorporates Atomic-Forged and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) technology that addresses many of the standard issues related to the high frequency of brake replacement leading to a lower vehicle lifetime maintenance cost.
Of particular interest for this technology will be high use (start and frequent stops) clients such as service/delivery fleets, delivery trucks, and mail carriers, etc. In each case, these fleets have the potential of hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual savings resulting in more up time on road for deliveries which eliminates frequent replacement of components.
The additional benefits of the Brakes for Life PureForge technology may include:
- The potential to save lives with superior braking performance is validated through independent testing and evaluation through Link Engineering.
- Direct vehicle lifecycle maintenance savings to all customers by reducing frequency of brake-related costs per mile driven.
- Keeps a fleet vehicle on the road longer between service intervals, driving higher utilization models for businesses; and
- Reduces potentially carcinogenic brake dust emissions and protects the planet by reducing landfill volume.
PureForge cites American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council when it states: “According to the Decisiv/TMC North American Service Event Benchmark Report, labor costs for repair and maintenance increased 2.6 percent between the first and second quarters in 2021, and overall parts costs increased by 2.8 percent. In that same period, parts costs for tires increased by 10.7 percent, and transmission’s part costs rose 9 percent."