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Increase safety across your fleet with the WABCO Brake Pad Wear Indicator. Avoid breakdowns and avoidable repair costs by replacing brake pads on time.

When it comes to maintaining the performance of your vehicles, safety issues are paramount. Regularly inspecting and replacing worn brake pads should form part of your fleet’s regular vehicle maintenance. Any issues need to be addressed promptly to avoid additional repair costs. Keeping a check on the condition of your trucks and trailers’ brake pads is not only a time consuming task, but also one that can be difficult to manage effectively.

Worn brake pads, if not spotted in time, can lead to damaged brake discs, additional repair costs and avoidable vehicle downtime, as well as an increased braking distance and greater chance of collisions. WABCO’s Brake Pad Wear Indicator alerts the driver to worn pads, so they can take action to replace them almost immediately, reducing fleet costs and the chance of accidents.

Brake Pad Wear Indicator for drivers

WABCO’s Brake Pad Wear Indicator provides the perfect solution for busy drivers and fleet managers – designed to help you run your fleet in a safe and cost-effective manner. An efficient way to monitor and manage the condition of your trailers’ brake pads means additional repair costs can be avoided and maintenance planned more easily.

Brake Pad Wear Indicator alerts the driver when the pads are nearing the end of their lifespan, allowing them to be replaced before the wear and tear causes any brake disc damage. The brake pads can also be used to their full service life, avoiding being replaced too early, keeping replacement parts and maintenance costs to a minimum. Most importantly, replacing the brake pads on time can help to reduce the risk of potential accidents and associated costs due to deteriorated brake performance and damage of the braking system.

When the brake pad wear reaches a critical level, a sensor in the brake pad sends an alert to the WABCO SmartBoard, to the driver’s smartphone with OptiLinkTM, or via a warning light on the truck dashboard, recommending a brake pad change. WABCO’s Brake Pad Wear Indicator is easy to install and provides you with greater economic and safety control over your fleet.

WABCO's brake pad wear indicator provides the perfect solution for busy drivers and fleet managers

Brake Pad Wear Indicator features

Checking the wear on brake pads is essential for the safety and efficiency of your fleet. WABCO’s Brake Pad Wear Indicator provides a simple automatic solution, replacing manual checks, saving you and your drivers time and reducing delays to deliveries.

The key benefits of Brake Pad Wear Indicator include:

Improved safety, lower costs:

  • Alerts the driver and back-office when brake pad wear reaches a critical point
  • Reduces additional repair costs caused by disc damage
  • Avoids time spent performing monotonous manual checks
  • Using full service life lowers maintenance costs
  • Easy planning of maintenance periods
  • Reduces risk and costs related to potential accidents caused by poor brake performance

Smart sensor technology:

  • Sensor technology indicates the right time to replace brake pads
  • Each brake pad equipped with a sensor sends an alert to the WABCO Trailer EBS
  • The driver is alerted by the WABCO Smartboard, by smartphone with OptiLinkTM, or via a warning light on the dashboard
  • The dispatcher can also be informed via TX-TRAILERGUARD or TX-TRAILERPULSE

Control essential safety issues across your fleet by investing in WABCO’s Brake Pad Wear Indicator. Reduce additional costs by ensuring that brake pads are replaced on time.

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