ZF launches new brake actuator platform

Brake actuator technology lays the foundation for safer truck and trailer braking manoeuvres while optimising cost-effectiveness for OEMs according to ZF.

ZF’s fourth-generation brake actuator technology is reported to offer significant safety and cost efficiency benefits for manufacturers. The tech company has also signed a long-term agreement with an OEM in Europe to equip its medium and heavy duty trucks and buses with the latest ZF brake chamber range.

“Delivering the highest safety and quality standards, our new brake actuator platform provides significant performance and efficiency advantages for OEMs, including cost and variant reduction,” said ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems division EVP and President EMEA, Nick Rens.

“Securing our first customer award from a leading OEM is clear validation of our approach.

“Having sold more than 70 million brake actuators worldwide, this innovation will further build on our global market leadership position as a trusted OEM partner with almost four decades’ mastery of brake actuation technology.

“Our new brake actuator platform is a powerful example of how ZF creatively innovates core products to enhance them for customers.”

Providing value-added differentiation for OEMs worldwide, ZF’s brake chamber range with innovative platform approach supports all types of trucks, buses and trailers. The redesign builds on WABCO’s proven brake actuation technology with a rigorous focus on design-to-cost. Offering OEMs significant cost savings, the platform enables economies of scale through standardisation. This includes a reduction of variants by up to 27 per cent and by up to 23 per cent fewer parts as well as associated maintenance cost savings.

Earlier this year, ZF signed a deal with Turkey-based integrated logistics service provider, Barsan Global Logistics, to equip its commercial vehicle fleet with advanced Transics-branded connectivity solutions in Europe and the Middle East.