TOGETHER IN MOTION
ZF Aftermarket shapes new era of collaboration and reveals product highlights
As part of a very different looking Automechanika 2021, ZF Aftermarket shared an increased offering for cars, commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers and buses, following the recent acquisition of WABCO.
Enabling an attractive mobility experience for everyone, new products such as the WABCO Modular ABS Sensors and the TRW Electric Brake Booster for e-vehicles were presented at the Digital ZF Aftermarket at Automechanika 2021 event which was held from September 14 to 16.
A key topic of the digital trade show was sustainability. Offering remanufacturing, repair and retrofit solutions to save materials and reduce emissions is one aspect of ZF’s sustainability roadmap and continuing to source green energy for its factories is another.
For the first time, ZF Aftermarket will introduce the #greenaftermarket label for a range of TRW brake pads.
The digitisation of mobility is picking up speed. As a result, customers’ individual demands for flexibility, speed and comfort are increasing.
More efficient combustion engines, hybrid- or purely electric drives require modular and scalable solutions for the braking system.
The TRW-branded Electric Brake Booster (EBB) uses a special electronic system to provide improved brake actuation, replacing the vacuum brake boosters and, if necessary, the vacuum pump with its associated cables, sensors, switches and control units.
With this TRW system, ZF Aftermarket says it is offering a genuine OE innovation at an early stage, which not only meets high comfort requirements and safety standards, but also supports the recovery of braking energy and thus the range of purely electric vehicles.
A software function also ensures that the vehicle is held securely in parking mode by the electric parking brake, meaning that a mechanical parking brake can be dispensed with.
Also announced at the Digital ZF Aftermarket at Automechanika 2021 event was the WABCO modular ABS Sensors.
Customer-centric, resource-saving, and cost-effective, the latest WABCO product solves a common problem.
When commercial vehicles come to the workshop with a defective ABS sensor, a specific version of this part has to be ordered, which may not be in stock at the dealer. A modular ABS sensor concept which counteracts this problem has been developed for independent workshops. It consists of a short ABS sensor with the standard KEA connector that is attached to the wheel, an extension cable in various lengths, and a range of adapters that cover the main electronic control units (ECUs) available on the market.
Once the modular concept is installed on the vehicle, only the defective component needs to be replaced, which significantly speeds up the repair process, reduces downtime and lowers costs.
Thanks to the special flexibility in application, workshops no longer need to keep a large inventory of different sensors.
Depending on just three parameters (sensor type, length, and connector), they can replace hundreds of variants with just a few products. A combination of two existing ABS sensors, ten extension cables and eight adapters can replace over 400 OE references.
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