Digital ZF Aftermarket@Automechanika Highlights

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Source: ZF announcement

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — ZF Aftermarket wants to enable an attractive mobility experience for everyone. New products such as the WABCO Modular ABS Sensors and the TRW Electric Brake Booster for e-vehicles exemplify a future-oriented and convenient product portfolio which will be presented at the Digital ZF Aftermarket @Automechanika 2021 event from September 14th to 16th.

A key topic of the digital trade show is sustainability. Offering remanufacturing, repair and retrofit solutions to save materials and reduce emissions is one aspect of ZF’s sustainability roadmap; continuing to source green energy for its factories is another. For the first time at the digital event, ZF Aftermarket will introduce the #greenaftermarket label for a range of TRW brake pads.

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The digitization of mobility is picking up speed. As a result, customers’ individual demands for flexibility, speed and comfort are increasing. Together with its partners, ZF Aftermarket wants to enable attractive mobility experiences for everyone.

“Our brand values of trust, passion, and care not only determine our realizations in the service portfolio but are also expressed in the individual mobility experience of our customers – at every point within the value chain,” explained Dr. Holger Hättich, Head of Customers & Strategy, ZF Aftermarket.

Close cooperation with partners is considered key to success. Dr. Hättich explained, “We take a personal approach, create convenience and stay in close contact with our customers to continuously improve our service offering.”

OE innovation for the aftermarket: TRW Electric Brake Booster for electric vehicles

More efficient combustion engines, hybrid- or purely electric drives require modular and scalable solutions for the braking system. The TRW-branded Electric Brake Booster (EBB) uses a special electronic system to provide improved brake actuation: replacing the vacuum brake boosters and, if necessary, the vacuum pump with its associated cables, sensors, switches and control units.

With this TRW system, ZF Aftermarket is offering a genuine original-equipment (OE) innovation at an early stage, which not only meets high comfort requirements and safety standards, but also supports the recovery of braking energy and thus the range of purely electric vehicles.

A software function also ensures that the vehicle is held securely in parking mode by the electric parking brake, meaning that a mechanical parking brake can be dispensed with.

New in the aftermarket: WABCO modular ABS Sensors

Customer-centric, resource-saving, and cost-effective, the latest WABCO product solves a common problem: when commercial vehicles come to the workshop with a defective ABS sensor, a specific version of this part has to be ordered, which may not be in stock at the dealer.

A modular ABS sensor concept which counteracts this problem has been developed for independent workshops. It consists of a short ABS sensor with the standard KEA connector that is attached to the wheel, an extension cable in various lengths, and a range of adapters that cover the main electronic control units (ECUs) available on the market.

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Once the modular concept is installed on the vehicle, only the defective component needs to be replaced, which significantly speeds up the repair process, reduces downtime and lowers costs.

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