Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement

MUNICH — Knorr-Bremse TruckServices, the commercial vehicle aftermarket unit of Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader in braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle systems, will present new products from its portfolio at Automechanika in Frankfurt am Main in Germany, under the trade fair banner “You move the world. Together we keep it running”. The exhibits include Service New products, EconX® products, tools, service kits and wear parts.

Bernd Spies, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division, is enthusiastic: “After such a long time without trade fairs, we’re looking forward to presenting our extended range of aftermarket products and services for commercial vehicles and trailers of all ages and types at Automechanika Frankfurt. In our view, traffic safety, automated driving, electromobility and connectivity are the dominant industry trends we’d like to discuss with our customers and partners at the show. That’s because we believe it’s essential to keep all our development activities clearly focused on aftermarket concerns and smooth, seamless service.”

Around 40 specialists at the Knorr-Bremse booths (E91 and G98) in Hall 3.0 will be available to take visitors on a digital tour of the Knorr-Bremse TruckServices aftermarket portfolio for dealers, workshops and fleet operators. The combination of expert talks at the main Knorr-Bremse TruckServices trade fair booth – which covers more than 300 square meters (3,200 sq. ft) – with the virtual product tour displayed on six interactive touchscreens will ensure that all questions are answered in full.

New Synact® disc brake and ACR system for saving fuel

The new pneumatic Synact® disc brake will be one of the trade fair highlights. Compared with its predecessor, it has higher braking torque and lighter brake calipers. The weight of the brake plate has also been reduced, and the redesigned pads feature improved pad travel.

Along with Synact, Knorr-Bremse will also introduce the optional Active Caliper Release (ACR) system. ACR uses a spring-loaded system to disengage the pads from the brake disc and re-center the caliper. This shortens the time between actual braking and the moment at which the brake disc runs freely again. As a result, fuel consumption is reduced by up to one

percent, as is wear on the brake pads. Knorr-Bremse is already considering a retrofit version for existing brake models, to be made available on the aftermarket in the near future.

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