NewTech Brake Corp. is about to begin production of its full contact disc brake model HD-22 dedicated to rear axles for trucks and buses and trailer applications.

This model is designed for the heavy duty US truck classes 7 & 8 market segment and will be produced by an assembly plant in Suzhou, China.

The full contact disc brake design has integrated the complete foundation brake with internal automatic adjustment and the parking brake system into the wheel end.

According to a company statement, this departure from conventional drum and disc brakes optimises wheel end space and suspension clearance, provides "exceptional" braking performance under all conditions, and reduces vehicle brake system costs and total life cycle maintenance costs.