Fras-le, certified in ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and ISO TS 16949, has one of the best-equipped research & development centers in the world, including its own proving grounds.
Fras-Le manufactures more than 9,000 part numbers including heavy-duty brake linings, light brake linings, brake pads, clutch facings, motorcycle brake shoes and pads, molded and woven brake linings, brake shoes for railway and subway and universal flat sheets.
Efficiency and Cost Savings: Center Stage
Grayson Corp. - Booth 1177 and 2011
There are already more than 1,000 vehicles on North American roads that are fitted with Grayson cooling systems, and Grayson Corp. is currently working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) on a trial that will ultimately help WMATA to save money and optimize performance across its bus fleet.
A Grayson Cassette 2 Plus cooling module has been installed during the mid-life refurbishment of a 2004 Orion VII, where it is being re-powered from a John Deere engine to a Cummins CNG engine.
The project is part of a program to refurbish 240 vehicles. Grayson's cooler is designed to minimize downtime for servicing and it is also significantly lighter than the OEM and aftermarket products available from North American radiator manufacturers.
Grayson is carrying out a three-month, in-service, durability test at the height of the Washington summer, when the temperature in D.C. has been consistently close to 100 degrees.
Opening the Doors in Transit
Masats - Booth 457
Masats is an international reference in accessibility systems for buses, coaches and railways. It offers an extensive product range available on the market of pneumatic and electric doors, ramps, lifts and luggage compartments destined for passenger transport vehicles.
Masats offers a wide range of door opening systems that operate pneumatically or electrically for coaches, buses, intercities and microbuses, always with reliability and passenger safety and meeting international standards (EC 2001/85 and UN R.107).
Masats has its own electronic door control systems that are able to communicate with the multiplexed systems of different chasses.
The accessibility range for Masats includes manual and electric ramps for low vehicles and minibuses, as well as platform lifts that allow people with reduced mobility to access coaches. Above-floor, below-floor, telescopic and lift ramp models have been developed that may be installed on steps or in luggage compartments for different elevation heights, as well as specific lifts for coaches.
For the railway industry, electric ramp systems are available that allow people with reduced mobility may access trains, as well as sliding steps that are installed on low trains for the same purpose.
Made-to-Fit Custom Solutions
MTG Moltec - Booth 4849
Offering high-quality conduit, fittings and accessories, with more than 9,000 items in stock and an array of options for managing and protecting wires and cables are available. The engineering team works closely with both the machine shop and production teams to create the highest grade of custom solutions ranging from simple adapters to complex cable harness assemblies.
MTG's provides high-voltage cable harnesses running between the transmission and the battery in the hybrid bus industry. It delivers a flexible and dependable watertight solution that offers excellent oil, grease and chemical resistance as well as resistance to temperature, weathering and abrasion. The harnesses are built using high-quality conduit and vibration-proof connections in conjunction with metal shielding and custom terminations offering protection against electromagnetic interference. All are designed and assembled in-house.
New Technologies: Doors, Dryers and More
Norgen Inc. - Booth 4551
Norgren will feature an operating ADA-compliant internal door with obstacle detection. Norgren manufactures doors and door actuators in the United States to meet Buy America requirements. Norgren both sells components for in-house door refurbishment and offers full refurbishing services at its Littleton, Colo., facility.