Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the production of its two millionth brake shoe at a New Generation Friction Center.
The firm has updated four friction centers with a progressive manufacturing process that includes new equipment upgrades and a 30-point inspection procedure to ensure product quality. Over the past two years, Haldex has invested more than $1 million to create New Generation Friction Centers.
These production upgrades has led to many significant process and quality improvements:
A 100% increase in reline capacity.
Improved paint processing ensures that each shoe is sealed with premium corrosion protection.
New hydraulic riveters and regular torque testing eliminate the possibility of loose rivets.
Automated processes and a lean production layout decrease product transfer time and reduce work in process inventory, which ultimately lessens turnaround time and helps lower customer costs.