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July 12, 2019 2:15 PM, EDT

Bendix Marks Brake Milestone in North America

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake has passed the 3 million unit mark in North America, citing its advantages in performance, uptime and return-on-investment compared with drum brakes.

The air disc brake provides shorter stopping distances than drum brakes. It is the product of Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products.

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The longtime norm in Europe, now more than 25% of North American new builds for Class 6 through Class 8 air-braked wheel-ends are equipped with ADBs (a 100% increase in overall market share since 2014) and the Bendix ADB22X accounts for about 80% of that share, according to Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake produces the ADB22X and ADB22X-LT air disc brakes at its wheel-end manufacturing operation in Bowling Green, Ky.

Worldwide, Bendix and its parent company Knorr-Bremse are the global leader in air disc brake production at more than 40 million.

Fleets spec’ing the Bendix ADB22X represent a broad range of applications, including over the road, severe service, vocational, school bus, transit bus and pickup and delivery. — Transport Topics