TROY, Mich., Feb. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) announced at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) 2016 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition the launch of a lighter-weight, front-steer axle with the recognized performance of the company's MFS™ series and that is easier to maintain.
"With integrated components and an optimized design to reduce weight, the Meritor Front Steer axle™ (MFS+) represents the next step in the evolution of our front-steer axle offering," said Chris Villavarayan, president, Americas for Meritor.
The MFS+ saves up to 85 pounds from the current offering due to a new gooseneck beam design, and an offset knuckle with integrated torque plate and tie-rod arms. The new design also reduces space constraints for easier access by technicians. The MFS+ is designed for mounting each brake at "12-o'clock" for easy removal.
"The system's low-profile design improves overall packaging to simplify integration into the chassis," Villavarayan said. "The MFS+ also offers high-angle turning capacity up to 55 degrees and universal compatibility with braking systems."
The new axle is available in standard and wide track and has a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) between 12,000 and 13,200 pounds.
Meritor is showcasing the MFS+ and other products in booth No. 1524.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.