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The NUADI Group has integrated SADECA into its overall operations

Source: NUADI Group announcement ARAZURI, Spain – NUADI Group has announced the integration of SADECA as a division of the Group. SADECA is a Barcelona-based technology company specializing in electronic wear sensors and accessories for the brake industry, and electrical wiring for the automotive industry. Related post:Members Added to FMSI…

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Knorr-Bremse was presented with the coveted “Gold” German Brand Award in the “Excellent Brands – Transport & Mobility” category

Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement MUNICH – At the virtual German Brand Awards ceremony on June 10, 2021, Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and other rail and commercial vehicle systems, was presented with the Gold award in the “Excellent Brands – Transport & Mobility” category following the adoption of…

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Knorr-Bremse celebrated the delivery of the 100,000th CubeControl Metro Brake Control System

Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement MUNICH – After two decades of best-selling success worldwide, Knorr-Bremse is celebrating the delivery of 100,000 units of the CubeControl Metro Brake Control System. With the mechatronic system, previously known as the EP2002, the global market leader for braking systems and other rail and commercial vehicle systems…

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Velodyne Lidar introduced the next generation of its Velabit™ sensor, which addresses the cost, safety, and design challenges of autonomous solutions while delivering state-of-the-art performance

Source: Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announcement SAN JOSE, Calif.– Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) has introduced the next generation of its Velabit™ sensor, which addresses the cost, safety, and design challenges of autonomous solutions while delivering state-of-the-art performance. Equipped with Velodyne’s breakthrough proprietary micro-lidar array architecture (MLA), the Velabit delivers…

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FMSI has added four new organizations as member s

Source: FMSI announcemnet AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The FMSI board of Directors recently approved and welcomes the following new members: ITT Motion Technologies America LLCAutomotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency Inc. “AMECA”Shandong Daqian Brake System Co. Ltd.NUADI Europe “The membership of FMSI is growing as we continue to give global awareness…

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GALFER offers brake pads and "Wave" discs for a wide variety of motorcycles

Source: GALFER post BARCELONA — GALFER, the Spanish manufacturer of high-quality brake systems, offers riders the chance to choose the best solution for their brakes regardless of the type of terrain they will be navigating. GALFER products are available for all Trail and Maxi Enduro models from the main manufacturers…

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Knorr-Bremse celebrates the opening of its RCB plant in Thailand

Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement Munich – Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, recently celebrated the official start of production of its RCB product IPS (Integral Power Steering) at the new Knorr-Bremse Commercial Vehicle Systems (Thailand) “KBT” plant in…

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Zimmermann has introduced an aftermarket replacement disc for Audi "Wave" brakes

Source: Otto-Zimmermann GmbH announcement SINSHEIM-DÜHREN, Germany — Zimmermann was the first manufacturer to offer an aftermarket alternative solution for the original Audi “Wave” brake disc. With its in-house solution, Zimmermann provides customers with an alternative to the original-equipment (OE) disc, thus supporting cost-efficiency and competitiveness in the aftermarket. The company’s…

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TMD Friction's Mintex brand will again sponsor the 2021 Focus Cup racing series

Source: TMD Friction announcement LEVERKUSEN, Germany — TMD Friction, via its Mintex brand, is back on the racetrack in the Focus Cup 2021, as it continues its commitment to supporting motorsport and demonstrating its association with racing and braking safety. All cars in the Focus Cup 2021 are fitted with…

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CRC Brakleen®, CRC Industries signature brand, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021

Source: CRC Industries announcement HORSHAM, Penn. – CRC Industries, Inc. is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its flagship brand, CRC Brakleen®, the original aerosol brake parts cleaner. CRC is a leading global manufacturer of specialty products and formulations for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers. Since its launch in 1971,…

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Bendix offers tips and insights into safety systems to avoid issues identified on NTSB's "Most Wanted List"

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio – Every year, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigates crashes involving commercial vehicles and considers how to prevent them, work that helps to shape its biennial “Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.” Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, in support of…

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KBautosys Application and Test Engineer

KBautosys America is seeking a full-time Application and Test Engineer to become an integral part of its North America team. This role will lead and support the development and validation of OEM brake-related projects. Location Detroit, MI area Responsibilities Work with OEM, Tier 1, and sub-suppliers to develop and validate…

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R.H. Sheppard is celebrating its first anniversary as part of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems by inaugurating several community programs and corporate investments

Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement ELYRIA, Ohio – What is the best way to recognize a one-year anniversary? For R.H. Sheppard, based in Hanover, Penn., it is all about giving back: Now that it has been a year since the industry-leading manufacturer of steering systems for commercial vehicles in…

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The rise of the spare parts business in Europe has been good to SEINSA Corporation

Source: SEINSA announcement Madrid — SEINSA Corporation, a leading European manufacturer of  brake, transmission, steering and  suspension system products, assures that “spare parts is a sector on the rise” and argues three reasons for this growth: economic uncertainty, the aging of the car fleet and the fear of contagion by…

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Motor Wheel has introduced blue and red CentriFuse brake drums

Source: Hendrickson announcement CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Motor Wheel, manufacturer of CentriFuse® brake drums and Crewson™ brake adjusters, announced the re-colorization of its CentriFuse brake drums. “Not all brake drums are the same, even though they may appear to be. That is why, in the production process, Motor Wheel colors Genuine…

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Carlisle Brake & Friction's new SAHR RT series parking brake

Source: Carlisle Brake & Friction announcement MEDINA, Ohio — Carlisle Brake & Friction, a leading provider of high-performance braking, friction, clutch, and transmission solutions, has added the SAHR RT Series Park Brake, a spring-applied hydraulically released sliding caliper brake that provides a failsafe design for parking, secondary, and industrial braking…

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Svendborg Brakes organic brake pad with Authentic Vision anti-counterfeiting tag

Source: Authentic Vision announcement SALZBURG, Austria – Authentic Vision announced a new partnership with Svendborg Brakes. Svendborg Brakes manufactures a range of brake components used in a wide range of industrial machinery. These brakes components require stringent design, materials and manufacturing tolerances to ensure they can perform in highly demanding…

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Partbusters is poised to be the next U.K. distributor for TMD Friction U.K.

Source: TMD Friction announcement LONDON — Rapidly growing automotive parts and crash repair products supplier, Partbusters, has become a distributor for TMD Friction U.K., supplying braking brands Textar, Mintex and DON to customers nationwide. Headquartered in London, Partbusters has three large distribution hubs positioned in Newcastle, Birmingham and London, and…

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Stromag is producing unique brake packages for large wind turbines

The following is excerpted from a post on Process Control Today about the unique modular rotor brake package developed by Stromag, an Altra Industrial Motion company UNNA, Germany — A global demand for clean energy has caused the offshore wind sector to grow exponentially. Regional and international climate policy is…

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Under proposed legislation, N.J. would require a number of new truck-safety systems

The following is excerpted from an article by Jonathan Salant  posted on NJ.com post about pending legislation in New Jersey on safety modifications for heavy trucks, including automatic emergency braking (AEB). TRENTON, N.J. — Automated braking systems would be required on new heavy trucks, guards that stop cars from going…

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The Presdiential executiv order urging "Buy America" should create many opportunities for U.S.-made FDP Friction Science brake products

Source: FDP Friction Science announcement TAPPAHANNOCK, Va.  –The “Buy American” movement spurred by President Joe Biden’s recent executive order, to support United States manufacturers opens new opportunities for FDP Friction Science to serve government and fleet vehicles with premium brake pads made in the U.S.A. FDP Friction Science, based in…

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Braking issues like locked brakes plagued many of the teams during the recent Indy 500

The following is excerpted from an in-depth article by Marshall Pruett posted on Racer.com examining how braking issues, like locked brakes, occurred with unusual frequency. INDIANAPOLIS — The biggest question during and after the Indy 500 involved the spate of locked brakes, crashes, and speeding violations on pit lane. “None…

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The Presdiential executiv order urging "Buy America" should create many opportunities for U.S.-made FDP Friction Science brake products

Source FDP Friction Science announcement TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. –FDP Friction Science, as a multi-generation family business, has always promoted the family culture throughout its operations. At the Tappahannock, Va., headquarters and manufacturing facility, FDP is honoring three members of the team who are celebrating 50 years at the company. In honor…

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Magnus Prim is the new CEO of AC Floby, replacing Magnus Hellsten

Source: Automotive Components Floby announcement FLOBY, Sweden – Magnus Prim has been named Chief Executive Officer of Automotive Components Floby replacing Magnus Hellsten who is stepping down after 40 years in the automotive industry including the last three as AC Floby CEO. Related post:AC Floby Adding New Production Lines During…

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Detroit has added a number of featurs to its Detroit Assurance ADAS platform for Daimler trucks in N.A.

Source: Detroit Diesel Corporation announcement DETROIT, Mich. – Detroit has added new features to the Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems including enhanced and industry-first capabilities designed to improve the overall driver experience and keep drivers and the general public safer. (Detroit is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a…

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