Meritor WABCO air disc brake available on Hendrickson trailer axles, suspensions

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Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems has announced the availability of its proprietary Single Piston PAN 22 Series Air Disc Brake at Hendrickson International. Effective immediately, the brake can be specified on selected Hendrickson trailer axles and Intraax and Vantraax suspensions.

The lightweight and long-pad-life single-piston air disc brake has a large usable pad material volume to increase lining life to maximize vehicle uptime. An integral molded friction pad helps eliminate rust jacking.

“Our reliable internal sealed automatic adjuster lessens brake out-of-adjustments, providing uniform stopping performance, while minimizing brake fade,” says Mark Melletat, Trailer Systems director for Meritor WABCO, based in Troy, Mich. “This is especially important with the demands of today’s highly congested roadways. It’s a cost-effective and lightweight solution that is optimized for on-highway line haul axle ratings up to and including 23,000 pounds, and ideal with 22.5-inch wheels.”

At 79 pounds including pads, the PAN 22 weighs less than any other air disc brake in its class, according to the company, and features a single piston brake design that results in fewer parts to service. It also delivers powerful braking torque performance – up to 24,000 Nm – and has larger, thicker pads that result in longer pad replacement intervals.

Melletat says the brake is perfect for customers who want the outstanding stopping performance, directional stability and high fade resistance of an air disc brake but “at a lifecycle cost that adds value to trailers.”