A global OE leader in commercial vehicle friction, Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of
In testing conducted by an ISO-certified facility, using a tractor equipped with a 23,000-pound drive axle and 14,600-pound steer axle, the Abex RX 6297 lining delivered under loaded conditions a stopping distance of just 217 feet from 60 miles per hour, beating both the FMVSS 121 RSD standard and OE brake manufacturer requirement of 250 and 225 feet, respectively. The highly advanced, copper-free, crack-resistant lining is engineered to help maintain like-new braking performance while experiencing minimal swell and growth and offering excellent lining and drum wear.
The Abex brand also offers independently validated, RSD-certified linings for 20,000-pound tractor applications.
“It is vital for fleets to maintain the original braking performance of their vehicles, particularly given the increased awareness of RSD requirements,” said Dennis Griffin, product manager, commercial vehicle friction, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “Abex RSD- certified brake linings provide the safety, security and performance demanded both by leading OE brake system manufacturers and commercial and private fleets.”
Phase 1 of the FMVSS 121 RSD standard, which went into effect in
Phase 2, effective
Federal-Mogul Motorparts and the Abex brand have partnered with vehicle and OE brake system manufacturers to meet these requirements through the development of advanced non-asbestos organic (NAO), semi-metallic and combination NAO/semi-met formulations that produce the required brake torque to stop under 250 feet.
To learn more about Abex RSD certified friction linings and other Abex products, please contact your Abex distributor or Federal-Mogul Motorparts representative and/or visit www.FMMotorparts.com.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.FMMotorparts.com.
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