A new offering of an Abex commercial-vehicle drum brake block that meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 121 Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) requirements is now available through leading replacement parts distributors.
Abex Commercial Grade Friction products are manufactured by Federal-Mogul, which specializes in friction technology for the original equipment and replacement markets.
FMVSS 121 has been amended to reduce the specified stopping distance to 250 feet — a 30% 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:
- 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 blocks 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.