Both new and experienced technicians can gain time-saving and cost-saving expertise from the 2011 Brake Training School offered by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, the company said.
The comprehensive Bendix Brake Training School curriculum – conducted by veteran, ASE-certified Bendix Service, Warranty, and Training (SWAT) team experts – teaches maintenance professionals the description, operation and service elements for the total range of components found within foundation and air brake systems, the company said. Additional topics include Bendix safety solutions such as Bendix air disc brakes, antilock braking systems, tire pressure monitoring systems and stability technologies like Bendix ESP full stability system. The training includes detailed classroom lectures and operational demonstrations.
The 2011 Bendix Brake Training School schedule, now in its 55th year, starts March 8 in San Antonio, Texas. To date, more than 250,000 people have successfully completed Bendix training, according to the company. In an expansion of the program this year, Bendix said it will conduct the training school on-site at attendee facilities. The school is part of the comprehensive curriculum delivered both in person and via a growing number of interactive channels.
Participants will learn from a curriculum that includes the fundamentals of compressed air; tactics for air system failure mode diagnosis and troubleshooting; and air brake system and foundation brake components, including air compressors, valves, foundation drum brakes and air disc brakes, slack adjusters, brake chambers, shoes, and drums.
Courses will be offered in nearly 20 cities across the U.S. and Canada. For a full listing of locations and dates, and instructions for scheduling on-site training, visit www.bendix.com. Additional online training options will become available throughout 2011, the company noted.
Class size is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration may be completed online at www.bendix.com or www.foundationbrakes.com, by phone (800-AIR-BRAKE, option 3), or via fax (216-651-3261).