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January 26, 2018 2:45 PM, EST

Bendix Expands Brake Shoe Options

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Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake announced a steel, coreless shoe with its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines.

In addition to eliminating core charges, the shoe uses a coating process that improves corrosion protection to help prevent rust jacking.

“We recognize that some customers prefer not to deal with remanufactured shoes — which carry core charges, plus require collecting used shoes and returning them to the manufacturer. Yet, until now, our aftermarket shoes with Bendix Basic and Bendix Advanced frictions were solely available as remanufactured products,” said Keith McComsey, director of marketing and customer solutions.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products.

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering a remanufactured brake shoe with the same friction and coating it specs on its original equipment brake shoe — as well as an extended, five-year warranty against rust jacking. The warranty matches one Bendix offers on its original equipment brake shoes.

The introduction of the remanufactured shoe comes as the company reported its remanufactured brake shoe production has topped 6 million units.