TMD Friction announced its T7400 brake pad for disc brakes developed specifically for European public transport buses. TMD Friction supplies the major European bus manufacturers, including Mercedes and Scania, with brake friction products for commercial vehicles, as well as suppliers such as ZF with the pads used in portal axles.
TMD Friction says the low-wear product’s friction level and even friction buildup when braking provide outstanding comfort, low noise and high safety even at high material temperatures, and is suited for the requirements associated with high braking frequencies. The T7400 pad is manufactured at TMD’s factory in Hamm, Germany.
TMD says the material mixes for production in the United States, South America and Asia are still being shipped out. “We are currently working on being able to produce the pad locally as well, especially in the growing Asian markets,” says Bernd Rohrberg, vehicle program manager. “There are hardly any regional differences in the commercial vehicle market, where disc brakes are already being used. The statutory requirements are also almost on a par.”