Since 1956, MGM Brakes has been the leader in specialty brake chambers. Our first brake chamber was designed out of sheer necessity, when heavy, over-the-road vehicles, lacking a reliable air brake system safety device, experienced air system failures that occasionally resulted in a runaway vehicle. As an industry leader, MGM Brakes develops actuators designed to address the operational requirements of all segments of the transportation industry; from over-the-road long haul trucking, to the rigors of vocational fleet operations, to the demands of the transit industry and the U.S. military tactical wheeled vehicles.
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The North American commercial vehicle industry has been steadily transitioning to the use of Air Disc Brakes (ADB) for many years and the presence of ADB systems in virtually every market segment certainly cannot be ignored. While traditional S-Cam air brake systems have been reliable and effective in many ways, there are distinct advantages of Air Disc Brakes over S-Cam.
Commercial vehicle air brake systems require optimal performance from all components to ensure safe and reliable operation. Typical heavy duty applications use Type 30/30 standard stroke double diaphragm actuators for service and parking brake functions. Type 30/36 long stroke actuators offer unique advantages for heavy duty drum brake applications.