The SAF INTEGRAL technology is unique worldwide and protects the material and extends the service life of the axle. For the economical and highly efficient INTEGRAL brake disc, SAF-HOLLAND uses a two-stage casting process that combines two high-quality materials in one component.

The special composite casting process of the INTEGRAL disc prevents damaging cracks. In this design principle, the disc is cast onto a toothed adapter ring and bolted to the wheel hub. The cast iron friction ring sits absolutely backlash-free on the cast steel adapter ring.   

 If heat is now introduced during braking, the friction ring expands only radially, thus preventing uneven thermal stresses. On cooling, the disc also contracts again radially. This avoids the formation of hot spots, which in conventional brake discs can lead to stresses and cracks in the material and thus to complete failure.   

Since the braking surfaces remain perfectly flat in any operating condition, the pads last significantly longer when the INTEGRAL disc is used. This technology thus has a positive effect on the service life of the brake disc and the brake pads. 

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Technology Advantages

  • No stress cracks due to uneven heat input  

  • Always flat braking surfaces increase the service life of the brake pads  

  • Due to ventilated adapter surfaces only little heat input into the wheel hub   

  • Optimum internal ventilation of the brake disc due to conical air channels 

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Activities & Events
Innovative aftermarket solutions and digital tools
SAF-HOLLAND joins with Haldex to show its original parts and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles at Automechanika 2024, at stand B20 in hall 6.0.
The focus is on the Haldex refurbishing programme for brake calipers, the SH I.Q. Portal for digital services and NFC technology for fast identification of spare parts.
Activities & Events
Future technologies at the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2024
SAF-HOLLAND focuses on safety and sustainability for commercial vehicles.
At the IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hanover, SAF-HOLLAND is presenting all of its brands as well as current trends in the commercial vehicle industry.
Under the motto "SAF-HOLLAND for better transportation", trade fair visitors can find out about pioneering technologies, safety and sustainability of commercial vehicles at stand A06 in hall 26.
Two SAF-HOLLAND Facilities Earn PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2023
Muskegon, Michigan, April 22, 2024 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial vehicle components, has earned the PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2023 for its Woodstock, Ontario and Wylie, Texas locations. This is the sixth year that our Canadian manufacturing facility has received the sought-after award and it’s the first time for the Wylie, Texas facility to receive it.
Biodegradable lubricant for fifth wheel couplings
SAF-HOLLAND lubricates trailers in an environmentally friendly, economical and efficient way

SAF-HOLLAND count on the high-performance lubricant HOLLAND RECOLUBE BIOPOWER SKX 023 for its RECOLUBE lubricant pump.
Merger Plan
Merger Plan of SAF-HOLLAND Poland & Haldex Poland
SAF-HOLLAND Announces Midland Aftermarket Brand Expansion to Meet Growing Industry Demands
Muskegon, Michigan, June 14, 2023 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial vehicle components, is pleased to announce its Midland aftermarket brand expansion to meet the growing demands of the industry. This strategic move comes in response to the increased need for reliable and durable aftermarket parts.