The 1 millionth EverSure spring brake with the No Touch power spring has been produced by Bendix. First introduced in 2011, the EverSure offers a robust design, as well as lighter weight, extended service intervals, and best-in-class force output, Bendix said.
“We saw the Bendix EverSure’s potential as a true game changer in the spring brake market, and the industry’s embrace has demonstrated that,” said Kevin Romanchok, product line director – Actuation. “We wanted to take a different approach to what is often viewed as a commodity product. Fleets used to just accept that spring brakes had a somewhat limited service life because road grit and other contaminants would inevitably get into their spring housing and accelerate the corrosion of the power spring. The No Touch power spring changed that.”
According to Bendix, most spring brake suppliers coat the power spring to provide some level of protection against contamination and corrosion, but the coating’s durability can be compromised by designs that bring the spring coils in contact with each other during compression. This “coil clash” can wear away the coating, leaving the bare spring more susceptible to corrosion and breakage – the most common reason a spring brake needs to be replaced.
The No Touch power spring design virtually eliminates coil clash, protecting the premium epoxy coating used on all Bendix power springs.
Original Equipment Manufacturers offering the Bendix EverSure or designating it as standard include Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, and Vanguard National Trailer Corporation.
“In addition to OE support, we’ve seen significant growth in the aftermarket and strong support from distributors and dealers who recognize the consequences of using low-quality, low-cost spring brakes,” Romanchok said. “With the Bendix EverSure, they know the long-term benefits of performance, durability, and return on investment will far outweigh any short-term cost-cutting alternatives. That message is starting to resonate with their fleet customers as well.”