Federal-Mogul Introduces Abex Reduced Stopping Distance Brake Block
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Federal-Mogul Introduces Abex Reduced Stopping Distance Brake Block

Abex commercial-vehicle drum brake blocks that meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) requirements are now available through leading replacement parts distributors.

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Abex
commercial-vehicle drum brake blocks that meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (FMVSS) 121 Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) requirements are now
available through leading replacement parts distributors. Abex Commercial Grade
Friction products are manufactured by Federal-Mogul.

According to
Federal-Mogul, FMVSS 121 has been amended to reduce the specified stopping
distance to 250 feet – a 30-percent reduction – for new truck tractors built on
or after Aug. 1, 2011. The new Abex RSD drum brake block include three
application-specific formulations engineered to enhance overall performance
while meeting the new FMVSS requirement:

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RN Premium organic, 20,000-pound axle rating, copper-free formulation

• RSM Premium
semi-metallic, 29,000-pound axle rating, for RSD and severe service
applications


RSC Premium semi-metallic combo formulation, 23,000-pound axle rating

All Abex
brake block are engineered and manufactured to Federal-Mogul’s stringent
quality and performance standards and ensure superior modulus of elasticity and
exceptional flexural strength for enhanced resistance to cracking, the company
says.

 

For more
information about the new Abex RSD drum brake block and other Abex Commercial
Grade Friction products, contact your Abex distributor or Federal-Mogul
representative.

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