Warner Electric’s Innovative Brake Friction Material


Source: Industrial Vehicle Technology post

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. – Warner Electric has released its new W134 brake friction material – the result of five years of independent development. Designed to provide consistent and reliable braking performance in heavy-duty powertrain applications.

To deliver the solution, Warner Electric, has utilized its expert chemists to formulate W134 entirely in-house. From the first principle, it has been designed to deliver static and dynamic braking functions with high torque stability. Furthermore, it offers consistent performance across varying rotational speeds and a wide range of environmental conditions.

The material is non-sticking with a high friction coefficient, making it well suited to outdoor applications. This does not translate to increased brake wear though, with W134 optimized for high energy braking and heavy stops due to its consistent material properties. Therefore, W134 is a perfect complement to Warner’s extensive range of high-performance brakes.

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The benefits of a consistent brake friction material formula available in-house from a brake OEM are many. Total control of the formulation process ensures material quality, with Warner Electric tracking every stage of production to ensure this. A large manufacturing capability, strong supply networks and engineering teams enable shortened lead times and responsive after-sales support. These ensure uptime is promoted and brake maintenance is shortened and simplified.

About Warner Electric

Founded in 1927, Warner Electric has grown to become a global leader in the development of innovative electromagnetic clutch and brake solutions. Warner Electric engineers utilize the latest materials and manufacturing technologies to design long life, easy-to-use clutches and brakes that provide improved accuracy and repeatability. Warner Electric offers the broadest selection of industrial clutches, brakes, controls and web tension systems available from a single manufacturer.

Reliable Warner Electric components are used in a wide range of markets including material handling, packaging machinery, food & beverage, elevator & escalator, turf & garden, agriculture, off-highway, forklift, crane and motion control. Applications include conveyors, lift trucks, wrapping machines, servo motors, capping equipment, combines, balers, baggage handling systems, military vehicles, hoists and lawn mowers.

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