"If you use the Telma Retarder to decrease your speed and stop your vehicle, you will reduce the wear on foundation brakes as well as the frequency of maintenance visits."- Quote Mercedes-Benz Minibus.
For the Daimler Bus brand EvoBus, Mercedes-Benz Minibus and Setra, Busworld 2013 is both a closure and a new start with the the successful completion and implementation of the EURO 6 emission standard. This conversion is linked to a brand-new generation of engines. Power train auxiliaries allow for optimized fuel consumption and are designed so as to reduce weight and number of components. This means that, for the entire line, the rear drive and engine compartment have been totally redesigned. In addition, numerous tests as well as customer feedback prove that the new generation of coaches solves the contradiction between ecology and economy since it is more fuel efficient, although not heavier, than its predecessors.
At Busworld 2013 Kortrijk, visitors had the opportunity to examine five coaches, including the 'world premiere' Sprinter Travel with numerous breakthrough innovations.
The Telma Retarder, and in particular the Telma AE 30-35 is part of these innovations and contributes to the success of the line. And the Sprinter Travel EURO 6 version is equipped with a Telma Retarder, as factory option or standard.
With a Telma Retarder on board a Euro 6 vehicle, reliability, safety and comfort are guaranteed.
The result: no actuation of the service brake, no noise, no wear. Thus, the Telma Retarder takes over 90% of all braking operations, economically and quietly. To activate the retarder, the driver simply uses the brake pedal, with support from the vehicle electronics and the integrated brake foot control management.
A combination of hand and foot control provides customers with a high level of efficiency, convenience, and safety, without any compromise. Thanks to a reduction of service break wear, there are fewer visits to the workshop and the life expectancy of the service brakes is significantly greater.
Telma Retarders increase the vehicle usage (less down time) and efficiency, ensuring a good return on investment.
During the Busworld 2013 show in Kortrijk, Telma once again confirmed its worldwide leadership in the global market.
Indeed, 33 vehicles were equipped with Telma retarders, especially with the new retarder product range AF and the Euro 6 control system iRCS.
In its August/September 2013 issue, "Autocar&Bus infos" magazine publishes a review if the Vectio T Autocar now directly distributed by Otokar Europe. The Vectio T is equipped with a Telma FV61-40 retarder that silently and efficiently ensures a peaceful journey and guarantees safety for all passengers.
By integrating the Telma retarder to its vehicles, Otokar wants to offer its clients the numerous benefits of a Telma retarder, specifically in terms of safety. Additionally, integrating the Telma retarder into these vehicles maximizes the economic advantage since it is included in the total financing amount of the vehicle.
In its August/September 2013 issue, "Autocar&Bus infos" magazine publishes a review of the Mercedes Sprinter City 77 minibus, the latest model in the manufacturer's urban line. The City 77 is equipped with the new AF30-35 retarder, reflecting the choice by Mercedes-Benz to offer its clients the numerous benefits of the Telma retarder, specifically in terms of safety.
A built-in Telma retarder is an additional guarantee of peace of mind for the final user and maximizes the economic advantage offered by the Telma retarder since it is included in the total financing amount of the vehicle.
During the 2013 Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Iveco displayed the AE30-35 which is available as factory equipped on the base chassis of Daily and Eurocargo used by motorhomes bodybuilders.
Mercedes-Benz advert the Sprinter availability with Telma retarder (PB2 code) in the "Top News" of its dedicated bodybuilders information web portal.
PB2 code allows to obtain a Sprinter vehicle or chassis equipped with a AE30-35 Telma retarder fitted directly in the plants of Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde.
PB2 code is exclusive to Telma.
PB2 code optimizes economic benefits from the Telma retarder which is now included of the financing plan of the vehicle.
In its issue No 135, Autocar&Bus magazine devotes two articles to various minicar models offered by auto makers, coach builders and dealers: Irisbus, Iveco, Mercedes, Dietrich Carebus, VehiXel, Indcar, Kapena, Rosero, Bacqueyrisses, Durisotti and Hervouet.
All these minicars integrate a Mercedes Sprinter, Iveco Daily or Volkswagen Crafter base and offer the potential benefit of being outfitted at the factory with a Telma retarder.
The standard integration of a Telma retarder provides additional assurance of peace of mind to the end-user and maximizes the economic advantage offered by the Telma retarder that can be included in the total financing for the vehicle.
In its June 2013 edition, the Italian magazine "BusToCoach" devotes a complete article to the Mercedes Benz Sprinter 519 converted in minibus by the Dutch coachbuilder VDL.
VDL, which attaches great significance to the safety and comfort of passengers as well as to the economic operating criteria of its vehicles, has consequently chosen to equip its minibus with the Telma retarder AE30-35.
The retarder is fully integrated into the electronic architecture of the vehicle and instantly connects with other embedded systems such as ABS or ESP. Thus, the driver benefits as standard from an activation of the brake pedal and from the handlever on the dashboard.
In its newsletter of May 2013, Truck and Bus Builder dedicates a new article on the development of the Telma activity in India.
Indeed, Telma has fulfill a contract with Volvo Buses India for its new range of low cost bus "Asia 1", thus highlighting the many benefits of Telma retarders and promising a successful partnership for the future.
Telma is proud to announce its nomination by Mercedes-Benz Vans division to VIP "Van Partner" 2013 status.
The recent CV Show at the NEC in Birmingham was a great success with around 500 exhibitors and 18000 visitors, many more than the previous few years. Telma Retarder Limited were present at the show and were delighted by the response of the people met.
A few of our ‘factory option’ customers were showing new products and gearing up for Euro VI. Iveco showed a 3.5 tonne Daily panel-van fitted with Stop & Start and a new Gear Shift Indicator to help a driver get the best fuel economy.
Mercedes had one of the biggest stands at the show enabling them to show the Telma-popular Sprinter brand. One interesting thing to note was from Sam Whittaker (Truck Sales and Marketing Director) who spoke about the upgrade to Euro VI and later Euro VII. He said “When I look at particulate matter on trucks, there are more emissions that come off the tyres of our Eco Hybrid Canter and from its brakes for example than out of its exhaust.” Telma can do something about one of those, Sam!
A busy and successful show, which bodes well for the UK market and the future of the exhibition itself."