LIGHTWEIGHT BRAKE PADS
Whether in the OE sector or in the aftermarket – a high percentage of commercial vehicles worldwide are fitted with Textar brake friction, TMD Friction’s premium brand. This success is based on our range of products perfectly tailored to the different vehicles and brakes and our strong focus on research and development.
As the first aftermarket brand, Textar is now presenting another innovation – lightweight brake pads for commercial vehicles developed in the “TMD Friction Light Technology” program.
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APPLICATION-SPECIFIC FRICTION MATERIAL,
UNDERLAYER COMPENSATES THINNER BACKING PLATE
WEIGHT-OPTIMISED BACKING PLATE
SAVING MADE EASY
This innovation is based on a thinner and, thus, lighter backing plate for commercial vehicles, manufactured in the “TMD Friction Lightweight Technology” program. The slimness of the backing plate is compensated for by an underlayer which has a lower specific weight than steel, while durability and load-bearing capacity of the plate remain the same. Wear on the brake/axle system is minimised due to the reduced weight.
On a 6-axle truck/trailer combination, up to 7.5 kg in weight can be saved. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced as a result, increased revenue can be generated by additional loading. This pays off for the forwarding agent.