Bespoke Braking Solutions for Vehicles up to 30t and More
Visitors to IDEX will be able to see Alcon’s high-performance braking systems equipping eight vehicles from different manufacturers during the exhibition next week. Of particular note are the Patria AMV 8×8 and 6×6 vehicles, both of which have Alcon brakes fitted as standard.
Alcon has over 25 years of experience in engineering brakes and clutches for specialist vehicles, from prestige performance cars to armoured vehicles of 30t or more. This places the company at the forefront of developing and delivering high-performance braking solutions for sectors in which only the best is acceptable. Alcon’s off the shelf brake upgrade kits allow both manufacturing and vehicle modification companies to overcome the challenges posed by up-armouring vehicles for defence, security and specialist purposes. The kits are compatible with stock actuation, so are easy to fit but have been fully ruggedised to ensure high levels of robustness and performance, balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum.
Should an appropriate kit not be available off the shelf, Alcon has a bespoke design service, offering a similar solution for any platform up to heavy armoured vehicles over 30t. This bespoke offering, from order to production, can provide tailored, performance braking systems to the customers’ exact requirements within a very short time-frame.
“It’s fantastic to see so many Alcon-equipped military and security vehicles on display here at IDEX, all benefitting from our extensive experience as a supplier of high-performance, off-road brake systems to World Rally Competition vehicles, civilian armoured vehicles, and numerous global defence vehicle OEMs [….] As well as the eight vehicles on display at this show, we’re currently working with fifteen other military and armoured vehicle manufacturers who have all turned to Alcon to develop and deliver a bespoke product to meet the demanding, specialist requirements of this sector. We look forward to meeting more interested companies at the event as we expand our global footprint yet further,” commented Alcon Sales Director, Jonathan Edwards.