MGM Technology Benefits

MGM Brakes has created “white papers” to help our customers learn more about a particular product, service, technology or methodology. White papers are designed to be used as an informational tool, and not as a user manual or technical document. We have written these documents when we see/hear of an issue in the industry that needs addressing. We hope to bring clarity to the issue and help answer any questions.

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The Benefits of Air Disc Brakes

MGM offers insight on the benefits of Air Disc Brakes.

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.

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The Benefits of the 3036 Long Stroke Brake

MGM offers insight on their "3036 Long Stroke Brake".

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.

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Corrosion Fighter Technology

MGM offers insight on their "Corrosion Fighter Technology".

With their design updates and using Corrosion Fighter technology, brake chamber failure issues due to corrosion of the power spring have declined dramatically. This along with the MGM Brakes products that utilize corrosion resistant materials such as aluminum, epoxy coating and clear trivalent chromate makes these chambers the most durable chambers in the heavy duty commercial vehicle industry.


Corrosion Fighter technology is a standard feature on all TR-type 30 spring side model chambers.

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Intraax/Vantraax Brake Chamber Replacement

The Hendrickson Intraax and Vantraax trailer suspensions have caused a unique situation in the aftermarket for the replacement of brake chambers. Brake chamber replacement in the typical aftermarket application uses the universal 8-inch threaded rod chamber. However, the Intraax and Vantraax suspensions call for a brake chamber with a rod length of 11.10-inches at the y-dimension. The y-dimension is a measurement taken from the bottom of the NPC to the center line of the yoke pin.

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The benefits of the welded yoke clevis

MGM offers insight into the benefits of utilizing a welded yoke clevis. This paper gives the history and benefits of the welded yoke clevis.

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The Case for Electronic Brake Monitoring in Medium - Heavy Commercial Vehicle Air Brake Applications

Most of today’s large over-the-road commercial vehicles (trucks, trailers, buses, and vocational vehicles) utilize air brake systems to provide vehicle braking, as opposed to passenger cars which utilize hydraulic braking. Air brake systems have proven to be quite capable in providing the brake forces required, in order to safely decelerate and stop large vehicles in both on road and off road applications. That being said, there are unique maintenance and inspection requirements for air brake systems that must be regularly and properly completed, in order to maintain the vehicles brake system integrity and overall braking capability.

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