Safety Savings Comfort Environment

Telma means savings!

During so-called service braking, the energy to be dissipated to slow down or stop a vehicle with a conventional braking system is so important that the components of the braking system, including the brake linings, undergo significant heating, which accelerates wear.

Telma retarders ensure the vehicle's braking needs. Vehicles equipped with a Telma retarder can multiply the lifespan of their service braking system up to ten times: maintenance costs are therefore greatly reduced and operational availability is increased.

Savings on Linings
and Brake Drums

Avantages économiques en longue descente du ralentisseur TELMA

* Stabilizing speed through the service brakes raises their temperature and exponentially increases brake wear.
Using a TELMA retarder keeps brake wear to a minimum rate.

économie des garnitures et des tambours

The exceptional reaction time of Telma retarders prevents excessive fuel consumption during fast switches between deceleration and acceleration phases. Telma retarders never operate against the engine: they can instantly stop producing braking torque upon driver's request.

The recognized quality, reliability and durability of Telma retarders make them a profitable investment that quickly pays for itself and, by extending the vehicle's braking ability, they increase the average operational speed.

Avantages économiques sur circuit routier et autoroutier du ralentisseur TELMA

80% of brake demands (mild decelerations) can be handled by TELMA: NO WEAR
20% of sharp braking (strong decelerations) are handled by the service brakes

TELMA Handles 8 Braking Demands Out of 10

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