New ATE MK60 Hydraulic Control Unit Decreases Braking Distance

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The ATE MK60 Hydraulic Control Unit improves directional stability and maneuverability. The unit enables the driver to brake normally during electronic failure. The component package comes with motor, valve block, retaining device, two new screws and six stop plugs. The ATE MK60 repeatedly lowers and raises the brake pressure to increase driving safety and reduce overall wear.

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New ATE MK60 Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) Available as Original Part for Aftermarket Replacement

Provides precise braking for increase safety and reduced wear.

Allentown, PA July 16, 2018 – Continental offers the new ATE MK60 Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) as an original part available for aftermarket replacement. It eliminates the need to replace the entire brake control (ECU) unit when only the HCU needs replacement. Vehicle applications cover popular Volkswagen and Volvo models.

The ATE MK60 provides precise braking by repeatedly lowering and raising the brake pressure to increase driving safety and reduce overall wear. To help ensure greater safety in extreme conditions, the ATE MK60 HCU works to increase directional stability, provide better maneuverability, and deliver a shorter braking distance, especially in wet conditions. Plus, in the event of electronic unit failure, drivers will not lose the ability to brake normally.

Continental engineers designed the ATE MK60 to make ABS service as simple and trouble free possible. Installation is as easy as removing the entire Hydraulic & Electronic Control Unit, replacing the old HCU with the new ATE MK60 HCU, and attaching it to the Electronic Control Unit.

According to Dan Caciolo, Head of Product Management for Continental Independent Aftermarket Powertrain & Brake Systems, “The ATE MK60 HCU is a fantastic innovation from ATE engineering and a smart aftermarket solution from Continental that saves time and money. It was designed to simplify service by allowing technicians to avoid replacing the ECU when just the HCU needs to be replaced.”

The ATE MK60 HCU component package includes all necessary parts needed to complete installation including motor, valve block, retaining device, two new screws, six stop plugs for the old HCU, and assembly instructions. An assembly video for the ATE MK60 HCU can be viewed by visiting:

ATE is an aftermarket brand of Continental Corporation, one of the world's leading brake system manufacturers and suppliers. From the introduction of the first hydraulic brake system in 1926 to the development of the first antilock braking system prototype in 1967, the ATE brand has a rich history of innovation and experience in the design and production of advanced brake system technologies.

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket is a leading and trusted aftermarket supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket parts for HVAC and engine cooling, door systems, brake systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, engine management, fuel systems, and instrumentation.

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Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 240,000 people in 61 countries.

Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.3 billion in 2017.

Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers web based managed services, fleet management and tachograph solutions electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.

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Anouré V. Fenstermaker

Marketing Communications Manager
Interior / Commercial Vehicles Aftermarket
6755 Snowdrift Road, Allentown, PA 18106
Tel: (484) 705-1909, Fax: (610) 289-1766

Tony Barolin
Barolin & Spencer

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