LAS VEGAS – Bendix has expanded its aftermarket brake shoe lineup and is offering a new steel/coreless shoe with its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines. The new brake shoes were announced at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.
In addition to eliminating core charges, the new steel/coreless shoe features an e-coat process, which offers improved corrosion protection to help prevent rust jacking. A combination of brake shoe corrosion and lining failure, rust jacking occurs when rust builds up on the steel beneath a brake lining, exerting upward pressure on the friction and eventually causing cracks in the friction material.
“With so many truck vocations and fleet applications out there, the more options Bendix can provide, the better we can equip the commercial vehicle industry for putting safer trucks on the road,” said Keith McComsey, director of marketing and customer solutions at Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake. “Until now, our aftermarket shoes with Bendix Basic and Bendix Advanced frictions were solely available as remanufactured products. With the new steel/coreless shoe, we’ve filled that niche in our aftermarket line, giving vehicle operators another option to best meet their particular needs.”
In addition to the new steel/coreless shoe, Bendix continues to offer its reman brake shoe series – a three-level aftermarket friction portfolio that includes friction engineered to deliver safety, performance, and value across a broad spectrum of customer needs.
“Regardless of a fleet’s or operator’s budget, it’s important for every commercial vehicle on the road to be properly equipped for safe operation,” said McComsey. “That’s why we listen every day to our customers and dedicate our resources to help them maintain safety and manage their operating costs.”