Latest ELSA Disc Brakes from Meritor are Now Suitable for eMobility Vehicles

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The ELSA® Disc Brakes are now offered with optional hydraulic actuation that covers wheels between 17.5 and 25 in. The units come with pad areas from 107-226 sq-cm. They feature rotor diameter from 324 to 500 mm.

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Meritor® Announces Hydraulic Option for all ELSA® Disc Brakes

TROY, Mich., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE:MTOR) today announced  that optional hydraulic actuation is available on all ELSA® disc brakes for applications requiring hydraulic disc brake variants.

Built with a modular design, the mechanical, pneumatically operated brake housing of the current range is replaced by a hydraulic single or twin piston variant. The bridge, carrier and slide pin arrangements remain common for pneumatic and hydraulic variants. Pads can also be common and will be available in pad areas from 107-226 square centimetres. The new option covers brakes for wheels between 17.5 and 25 inches. Rotor diameter varies from 324 mm to 500 mm.

"The hydraulic variant supports current applications and specialty applications as well as eMobility vehicles where the industry's dependence on pneumatic systems has been reduced to a point where it becomes advantageous to work with hydraulic systems," said Tony Nicol, vice president, Front & Rear Drivetrain, Europe for Meritor.  

As with all ELSA products, the hydraulic variant can be readily manufactured for all global regions to support OE product development and localization initiatives.

"Manufacturers can now readily install a pneumatic or hydraulic ELSA brake on the same wheel-end arrangement to reduce production complexity, tooling and engineering development costs," Nicol said. "Due to common components, end-users benefit from a high commonality of component and service kits."

About Meritor

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 8,200 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 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

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