ArvinMeritor Commercial Vehicle Systems has made significant new-product announcements, including:

  • Expansion of its DiscPlus air disc family with the new EX225L for linehaul and EX225H for vocational applications. The brakes boast a modular sliding caliper and offer more torque and lining volume along with less weight compared to the earlier DX225 model.

  • Newly released is Meritor MA312 friction material, which surpasses FMVSS 121 requirements with both cast and lightweight SteelLite X30 drums.

  • Immediate availability of patent-pending Meritor Gold self-aligning center bearings for most popular heavy-duty applications.

  • A Meritor WABCO PLC DataMaster data-extraction device that provides a convenient and accurate means of retrieving critical trailer information.

  • A Meritor WABCO Reverse Detection Module that interfaces with standard trailer power harness connections to provide a backup detection system.

  • Expansion of the Euclid brake product line, including Renew remanufactured brake shoes and the new Posi-Plus brake roller.

  • The company is now offering three landing-gear units to global trailer makers. All feature a sealed system requiring no added lubrication.

  • ArvinMeritor's Worldwide Suspension Systems division has inked a joint agreement to be the sole distributor of Liteflex LLC composite mechanical springs on a global basis.

  • Introduction of “Clean Air Solutions,” which includes applications and products aimed at helping meet stringent emissions regulations. These include a thermal regeneration device, a selective catalytic reductions system, and the gen-H technology, which creates a hydrogen-rich gas on demand from any fuel source. or 314