Source: Haldex announcement

LANDSKRONA, Sweden — Haldex will show how it is setting new standards for trailer braking and suspension systems in Europe at the upcoming (Nov. 16-20) Solutrans show in Lyon, France.

Under the motto “Open for progress,” Haldex highlights new products and provides a space to connect with customers for formal and informal conversations in a hospitality area with a Swedish flavor.

At the front of the 108-square-meter stand, the European and global manufacturer provides a première of the fourth generation of its EBS (electronic braking system) for semi-trailers, EB+4.0.

This is a newly improved, lighter-weight modular system that features new software and options to improve the usability of EBS for every kind of on-road application. In particular, thanks to an optional extra solenoid, three important new features are possible.

Working with customers, Haldex offers Mobiliser, which links to telematics systems to provide a remote lock that only releases the parking brake when the right trailer is attached.

The new Safe Parking+ feature improves the safety of the coupling/uncoupling procedure by preventing roll-away accidents when the tractor parking brake is not applied.

Third, EB+4.0’s emergency brake override provides an early warning of a serious failure of the trailer braking system, allowing time for a driver to brake safely and in a controlled manner, protecting not only that vehicle but other road users.

On the stand, visitors will be able to see and touch an EB+4.0 module, and thanks to a touchscreen computer they can explore the product in a 360° virtual space and read about key components and systems in a choice of French, Spanish, Polish, German and English languages.

Next to it, Haldex showcases EB+ Can Hub, new technology to manage the safety of many axled vehicles. Extended vehicles such as road train configurations of two or more trailers may contain more axles than can be catered for by the largest possible EBS single-system configuration, which is currently 8S/4M on EB+4.0.

That system can brake up to 10 axles of a vehicle such as a low loader by deploying a system with one master, two slaves and up to six-wheel speed sensors. However, the new Haldex EB+ Can Hub caters for road trains by linking two equals but distinct EBS systems, from the first vehicle to the second.

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