MECHANICAL POWERTRAIN COMPONENT REPORT
be mounted in a vertical or horizontal
position, and linings can be replaced
without removing the brake.
Meritor’s 14X tandem axle with lightweight
will be compatible with the DualTrac
configuration designed to optimize the
use of weight-efficient, wide-based single tires. The aluminum carrier option
on the 14X will be available for production in 2012, the company said.
March, Meritor announced that it was
closing its European trailer axle busi-
ness on July 31.
Automotive Axles Ltd. (AAL), a joint
venture of Meritor and Kalyani Group,
marked its 30th anniversary at the company’s manufacturing facility in Mysore,
India. AAL announced it will launch a
new axle for commercial vehicles midyear. The two-speed MS 13 240 axle is
designed to provide advanced traction
controls, improved fuel economy and
higher levels of performance. AAL said
it also plans to introduce advanced
drum and disc brakes, new products for
off-highway applications and drivetrain
and suspension products for military
In addition, Meritor said the
OnGuard Collision Safety System
from joint venture Meritor WABCO
Vehicle Control Systems has reached
a milestone with more than 10,000
units sold and over a billion miles of
road experience since its introduction in 2007.
MICO’s 520 Series disc brake.
The Meritor corporate name has
returned, as ArvinMeritor officially changed its corporate identity to
Meritor on March 30. With the divestitures of its light vehicle businesses
now completed, Meritor said it is
focused solely on the global commercial vehicle and industrial markets.
The company initially assumed the
name Meritor following the spin-off
from Rockwell International Corp. in
1997. It remained Meritor until the
merger with Arvin Industries in 2000.
Since that time, the company has
marketed and sold product under
various brand names, including the
Meritor brand for the commercial and
industrial vehicle industries. Also in
MICO Inc. has introduced its new
520 Series hydraulic apply caliper disc
brake for on- and off-highway service
braking applications. The new fixed
caliper brake uses a modulated hydraulic pressure source, such as a master
cylinder, to control brake torque. It can
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The brake includes two ductile
iron caliper halves that are pressurized by a single inlet port cross-over
tube feature, which allows hydraulic
pressure to actuate the 2. 25 in.
diameter piston in each half. The
unit provides for continuous-duty
pressure of 1000 psi and intermittent duty pressure of 1500 psi.
Weighing approximately 17 lb.,
the brake requires a minimum disc
diameter of 15 in.
Oerlikon Fairfield expanded its electric drive range with the introduction of
the E07H Torque Hub, which moves
the company’s electric drive products
into larger machine applications such
as rough terrain boom lifts, large scissor
lifts, telehandlers and large forklifts.
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