Products

products-introEach friction material in the DON range is specifically designed to complement the needs of individual vehicles and their braking system, from lighter commercial vehicles or buses operating in inner-city environments, to inter-continental haulage operations and the heavy load vehicles used in mining, quarrying and heavy industry.

Brake Pads

brake-padsThe DON brake pad program represents the optimal solution for a cost effective product – backed by TMD Friction quality, engineering and testing, and fully produced in the European TMD Friction facilities. Today, whether it’s a Bendix, Brembo, Haldex, Knorr, Meritor or Wabco braking system, DON offers a full range providing a maximum vehicle parc coverage – all ECE R90 approved.

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The DON brake pad program represents the optimal solution for a cost effective product – backed by TMD Friction quality, engineering and testing, and fully produced in the European TMD Friction facilities.

Today, whether it’s a Bendix, Brembo, Haldex, Knorr, Meritor or Wabco braking system, DON offers a full range providing a maximum vehicle parc coverage – all ECE R90 approved.

Developed in conjunction with vehicle and brake system manufacturers, DON uses its brake pad range mechanical fixing technologies to ensure high quality and safety without compromise, whatever the driving conditions:

  • Cast iron backing plate
  • Backing plate with brass pin
  • Steel plate with weld mesh

Applying these techniques in conjunction with specially developed underlayers and adhesives, prevents friction material detachment and ensures a durable bonding to the backing plate even in the most extreme thermal conditions.

Where necessary, air disc brake pads in the DON range come with a special surface coating – either red in colour or a clear lacquer. This coating helps cleanse the brake disc during the bedding-in process, whilst providing excellent “first-stop” performance.

In addition, the pad program includes accessories where required. All these are fully tested and technically approved by TMD Friction and independent testing companies, which includes for example a one million cycle endurance test for the springs, vibration- and shaker tests, as well as salt chamber tests.

TMD Friction Lightweight Technology

light-weight-technologyThe “TMD Friction Lightweight Technology” is based on a thinner and, thus, lighter backing plate for commercial vehicles. The slimness of the backing plate is compensated by an underlayer which has a lower specific weight than steel, while durability and load-bearing capacity of the plate remain the same. Wear on the brake/axle system is minimised due to reduced weight.

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Weight-reducing, cost-saving, environmentally protective

TMD Friction is now presenting another innovation – light-weight brake pads for commercial vehicles developed in the “TMD Friction Light Technology” program.

The “TMD Friction Lightweight Technology” is based on a thinner and, thus, lighter backing plate for commercial vehicles. The slimness of the backing plate is compensated by an underlayer which has a lower specific weight than steel, while durability and load-bearing capacity of the plate remain the same. Wear on the brake/axle system is minimised due to reduced weight.

On a 6-axle truck/trailer combination, up to 7.5 kg in weight can be saved with reduced CO2 emissions as a result. Alternatively, increased revenue can be generated by additional loading. This pays off for the forwarding agent. The new lightweight pads for single-piston disc brakes will initially be available for Wabco brakes, sizes 17”, 19” and 22”.

Brake Linings

brake-liningsDon has a strong reputation for supplying world class brake linings. With a focus on different types of applications we always offer the right material, be it truck trailer or bus. The program includes over 400 references in standard, oversize and undersize to ensure a maximum vehicle parc coverage, and features an easy identification of the friction wear through a visual indicator on the lining edge.

Brake Discs

brake-discsMore than 150 disc references manufactured to strict dimensional tolerances and highest metallurgical standards perfectly complement our pad program. A major part of the Don product range is already ECE R90 approved today.

Accessories

accessoiresThe DON pad, lining and disc program is completed by comprehensive ranges of:

  • Wear indicators
  • Fitting kits
  • Rivets