Safety is a key concern in the trucking industry. This is because incidents or accidents involving medium or heavy-duty trucks can easily lead to fatalities and extensive damage to property. A reliable braking system can protect your truck, the driver, cargo and pedestrians.
A high-quality brake system can also improve your driver’s confidence on the road. It assists your driver when performing critical driving maneuvers and navigating difficult terrains. Quality brakes also improve the truck’s stability in challenging weather conditions. With the backing of a formidable braking system, your trucks can deliver your cargo faster and more economically.
In this article, we take a closer look into what makes Bendix the leading supplier of braking solutions for heavy vehicles in the world.
Introduction To Bendix
Bendix has been at the forefront of the development of braking systems for more than 90 years. The company’s history began in 1927 when Vincent Bendix, an automotive engineer, established the Bendix Corporation.
In 1930, Bendix Corporation merged with Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake. The resultant company was called the Bendix-Westinghouse Automotive Air Brake Company. Their association put Bendix products on the global stage by creating market opportunities in Germany, Italy, France and England. In 1969, the Bendix Corporation resurfaced by acquiring a 100% stake of Bendix-Westinghouse.
The Bendix Corporation went through a series of mergers and acquisitions over the next 30 years. Yet the company maintained its commitment to provide innovative safety solutions for the automotive industry.
By 1975, Bendix was shaping the national federal motor vehicle standards in the US with its Dual air brake system. The Bendix® brand was established in 1982 and grew into a world-renowned brand.
In 2002, the Knorr-Bremise company from Germany acquired Bendix. The company became part of the Knorr-Bremise Group and was re-established as Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC.
Latest Bendix Solutions
Despite being the global leader in air disc-brake technology, Bendix is always redesigning and improving its solutions. This culture has kept it ahead of market trends allowing Bendix to shape the industry. This section highlights some of Bendix latest heavy vehicle safety solutions.
Bendix Air Disc Brakes
The ADB22X is the leading air disc brake system for trucks and trailers with close to 40 million units sold worldwide. The ADB22X boasts the approval of all major truck and trailer OEMs and is trusted by nearly 90% of the North American market. Despite this success, Bendix has taken a step forward to improve this brake system and release the ADB22X-LT. here are some of the features that the new air disc brake system has to offer.
- More than 10,000 kg brake rating
- Common training, maintenance and parts with the ADB22X
- Improved weight savings per tandem axle, up to 18 kg
- Improved brake pads with 8% more wearable volume and 40% improves wear rate.
Bendix Remanufactured Brake Shoes
To improve on your maintenance costs, Bendix has developed a remanufacturing solution for its brake shoes. This offers you OE quality at the reman prices. The new shoes can be modified to suit your applications whether you need basic, advanced or OE standard friction. Bendix also provides RSD- Certified friction for all its new or reman brake shoes.
Bendix also provides a range of foundation drum brakes, actuators, slack adjusters and hydraulic brake parts. The company’s innovative culture consistently raises the safety standards of trucks all over the world. Bendix is now among the primary providers of OEM and aftermarket parts for European trucks like DAF, IVECO, MAN, Volvo and many more.