ArvinMeritor puts a coat on remanufactured brake shoes

  • 12-Feb-2009 05:27 EST

Remanufactured brake shoes with PlatinumShield coating, just introduced by ArvinMeritor Inc. at the Technology & Maintenance Council event, provide enhanced corrosion protection and a three-year, 300,000-mi (483,000-km) warranty against rust-jacking. At ArvinMeritor's Plainfield, IN, facility, used shoes are shot-blasted and then proceed through a five-stage wash and pretreatment process with iron phosphate before the PlatinumShield coating is applied. Developed to resist micro-abrasion caused by the movement of the brake lining against the shoe table, the coating is said to lower overall maintenance costs for fleet operators by eliminating premature brake jobs due to cracked liners. Starting in May, the PlatinumShield coating will be standard on several Meritor remanufactured production and aftermarket shoes. To address new truck-trailer brake applications, the company will make the antirust jacking coating available to all OEM customers later in the year.

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