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STEMCO Introduces New CentriFuse® HD Severe Service Brake Drums


  • Designed for severe service, heavy loads and frequent stops
  • Up to double the service life compared to full-cast brake drums
  • Steel jacketed drum load rated to 26,000 pounds
  • Lighter than most competitive products


LONGVIEW, Texas (September 2, 2014) – STEMCO, manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for the commercial vehicle market, announces the introduction of its new CentriFuse® HD (Heavy Duty) brake drums for severe service applications.

Designed to increase performance and safety for both on- and off-highway use, including logging, concrete, dump and refuse hauling, CentriFuse® HD brake drums provide up to double the service life of full-cast brake drums.

Featuring the patented alloy braking surface and steel jacket technology that are the hallmark of all genuine CentriFuse® products, the HD series is rated to 26,000 pounds per axle and is backed by a 3-year warranty. At 100 – 111 pounds each (depending on size), CentriFuse® HD brake drums are the lightest severe service drum in the industry, providing improved fuel efficiency and reduced equipment stress.

“STEMCO is committed to making the roadways safer, and we developed the CentriFuse® HD brake drums based on extensive analysis of our customers’ trucking needs and applications,” explains Jim Reis, VP, GM STEMCO Brake Products.  ‘The result is a product that provides an unmatched combination of weight savings, service life and stopping power for exceptional safety and reliability in severe service applications.”

CentriFuse® HD brake drums can be recognized by their red jacket color and are available in 16.5-inch by 7-, 8- and 8.62-inch sizes.  More information about CentriFuse® HD brake drums is available at


With offices and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Kentucky, Tennessee, Canada and China, STEMCO is a leader in the technology and manufacture of commercial vehicle wheel end, braking and suspension components, as well as intelligent transportation systems. STEMCO is an EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) company. EnPro is a leader in the manufacture of sealing technologies and engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. For more information, visit the STEMCO website at

About EnPro Industries, Inc.

EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer and filament wound bearings, components and service for reciprocating compressors, diesel and dual-fuel engines and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. For more information about EnPro, visit the company’s website at

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