Solutions for suspensions, axle systems and electronic brake system modules: Since the successful takeover of Swedish brake system specialist Haldex by SAF-Holland, the two companies have been growing closer together and will be exhibiting at NUFAM 2023 with a joint stand.
At stand C203 in hall 2, visitors can learn how the companies will be tackling the growth areas of the future together and how the industry can benefit from the merger. One of the highlights in Karlsruhe: SAF-Holland as well as Haldex have answers to the EU Regulation on tyre pressure monitoring.
An important step towards a future-proof transport industry: Adding Haldex to the SAF-Holland Group has created a powerful portfolio that drives the issues of connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving further. The two companies complement one another perfectly when it comes to technology:
“The axle and suspension systems, telematics solutions and EBS control systems already form an intelligent unit today,” said Oliver Beierlorzer, Director Sales OE & Fleets Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Hungary at SAF-Holland.
“We are now the first system supplier worldwide to offer integrated solutions for compressed air disc brakes, wheel ends and electric vehicles from a single source. That is the strength that we will be presenting at NUFAM 2023.”
Fewer accidents, lower fuel consumption
The main focal points of the exhibition activities are tyres, wheels and axles, new mobility and digital services. The supplier for commercial vehicle parts will be showing a range of related products in Karlsruhe, for example modern tyre pressure monitoring systems. According to the EU Commission, these have been mandatory since July 2022 for new vehicle type approvals, and will become mandatory for all new registrations from 2024. The reason: Low tyre pressure causes more than 85 per cent of all tyre failures. Constantly correct tyre pressure, on the other hand, improves road safety, extends the service life of the tyres and reduces fuel consumption.
Tyre pressure monitoring with an intelligent quality
As a tyre pressure refill system (TPRS), the new SAF TIRE PILOT I.Q. continuously monitors the pressure of the tyres. If it falls below the preset value, the system tops it up automatically and informs the driver with a display message in the cab. This intelligent assistant is the digital version of the proven SAF TIRE PILOT.
Haldex are presenting another system at the joint stand: The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) from the Swedish brake systems manufacturer monitors the pressure and temperature of the tyres and notifies the driver of any deviations.
SAF INTRA SMART STEERING for urban traffic
The SAF INTRA SMART STEERING steering axle will also be presented in Karlsruhe. It expands the SAF INTRA family and combines a SAF INTRA castor steering axle with single-circuit auxiliary steering from VSE. The increased agility for forward travel and reversing makes it ideal for commercial vehicles in urban traffic. It offers active steering assistance up to 25 km/h.
SAF TRAKr lowers emissions
Another highlight is the SAF TRAKr electric axle, developed by SAF-Holland to promote e-mobility. It uses regenerative braking to lower the emissions and fuel consumption of the overall vehicle combination. To do this, the centrally positioned high voltage generator unit converts the kinetic energy of the trailer into electrical energy. This can then be used to run electrical devices such as the refrigeration unit.
Experience the new products and the proven SAF-Holland range live and learn about the cooperation between SAF-Holland and Haldex.
The NUFAM exhibition team are looking forward to welcoming you at stand C203, hall 2, from 21 to 24 September.