Already Attracting Multiple OEMs for Bespoke Braking Solutions
Bespoke brake manufacturer Alcon Components Limited has selected Eurosatory 2022 to expose its competence and legacy to public view for the first time in a defence context.
The company will showcase a range of braking solutions, aimed at vehicles from 2t to over 45t in weight. Stemming from a 35-year legacy in engineering high-quality high-performance brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles – from Formula1 through World Rally vehicles to 60+t armoured vehicles, Alcon has a proven pedigree in rapidly solving unique braking problems created by the operational demands of the military environment. Sought out by some of the world’s leading vehicle OEMs, Alcon was selected by Patria to provide a bespoke braking solution for the new 6×6 heavy armoured vehicle. The company’s braking systems are used by over 20 defence and security equipment OEMs, including Patria, Supacat, BAE Systems, Ricardo and Jankel.
For those seeking high-performance brake upgrades for improved braking capacity and safety in heavier vehicles, the Alcon range is the perfect solution. Its armoured vehicle brake kits feature custom-designed multi-piston iron calipers and larger discs on both front and rear axles, offering multiple key advantages: compatibility with base OEM actuation and stability control systems (therefore easy to fit and minimising additional parts required); compliance and certification to various standards associated with increased vehicle weight; reduced brake fade; increased braking torque and less wear, leading to reduced through-life costs; acid zinc finish for maximum corrosion protection; and inboard bleed screws to increase tamper-proofing protection.
“Since we first decided to apply our engineering expertise and experience to the defence sector, we have rapidly become the specialist braking provider of choice for a host of key equipment manufacturers. Exhibiting here at Eurosatory is a key milestone for Alcon to consolidate that position and reinforce this strategic direction,” explained Group Sales Director, Jonathan Edwards.