Pacbrake Media Release - March 18, 2020

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada – The Pacbrake Company announced today that its new, patented rocker arm engine brake will be used in the SANY heavy duty D09 engine. SANY is the world’s largest concrete machinery manufacturer and China’s largest construction equipment manufacturer.

SANY’s selection of the Pacbrake engine brake design, developed in collaboration with Zhejiang Kanghe Mechanical Engineering Co., comes on the heels of Pacbrake’s November 2019 release stating that its engine brake design will also be used in BMC engines next year.

Pacbrake’s unique rocker arm engine brake design delivers performance improvements of up to 10% additional braking horsepower over conventional compression release engine brakes. These results were published to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) on April 3, 2018. Weight, cost and space reduction figures are private.

Compression release engine brakes are devices which, when activated, transform an engine from producing power to absorbing power, converting an engine into an air compressor. This allows the vehicle operator to slow or control vehicle speed. Their use is widespread in the heavy-duty diesel transport industry. When attempting to slow the vehicle, heavy hauling results in severe demand on the service brakes, causing overheating and accelerated wear. The power consumption of the engine generated by the compression release brake reduces the demand on service brakes, increasing safety and extending the life of the service brake.

“Pacbrake’s recent wins on the global stage are built on top of almost 60 years of experience in supplying engine and exhaust brakes to OEM, military, corporate fleet and aftermarket customers,” says Pacbrake President Gabriel Gavril. “We continue to lead the industry in engineering know-how and agile product development.”

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Media Contact:
Aran Kay
Marketing Manager, Pacbrake Company
Tel: 604-882-2350
Email: [email protected]

About Pacbrake Company

For more than 50 years, Pacbrake has designed, developed and manufactured engine and exhaust brake solutions for OEMs, military and aftermarket customers. Pacbrake supplies some of the largest commercial engine and truck builders in North America, Asia and Europe.

About SANY Group

SANY Group (SANY) is a leading global heavy machinery manufacturer with plants in the US, Germany, Brazil and India, and business covering over 100 countries and regions worldwide. The company has been recognized as one of the most innovative and successful companies in the world, and its concrete machinery is ranked No. 1 globally. For more information, please visit, or follow SANY Group on Facebook and YouTube.

About Zhejiang Kanghe Mechanical Engineering Co.

Zhejiang Kanghe Mechanical Engineering Co., a well-known engine component manufacturer with customers worldwide, has been manufacturing engine brakes for international customers for 7 years and has the ability to manufacture world class components for the engine industry in their state-of-the-art manufacturing center situated in Tiantai, Zhejiang province.