MGM releases new brake stroke indicator

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — MGM Brakes has rolled out a new visual brake adjustment indicator, e-stroke, enabling heavy vehicle operators or service personnel to quickly verify brake stroke status.

Pre-installed and pre-calibrated sensors convert air brake actuator shaft travel into an electronic signal monitored by a chassis communication module, which outputs wheel-specific blink codes. These reveal whether a brake chamber is experiencing normal stroke, overstroke, or is simply not functioning. Dragging brakes can also be identified with the system.

This new development will help increase truck safety on roadways, says the company, by making driver more aware of brake status and ensuring necessary maintenance is performed in a timely manner.

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