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Bendix to launch two new trailer brake valves

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC sustains its focus on the trailer industry with the introduction of two new trailer valves, the Bendix SDS-9600 and the Bendix SRC-7000. Both are set for release in 2008.

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC sustains its focus on the trailer industry with the introduction of two new trailer valves, the Bendix SDS-9600 and the Bendix SRC-7000. Both are set for release in 2008.

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This month, Bendix will launch the SDS-9600 trailer suspension dump valve, designed for use on trailers equipped with widespread air suspension. The valve has undergone extensive field-testing in a host of applications across North America. Bendix is also on target to release the SRC-7000 spring brake valve, which will serve as a durable, reliable, and economical option to the Bendix SR-5 spring brake relay valve.

“These two valves are a result of our commitment to provide quality, cost-effective solutions to the trailer industry,” said David Schultz, Bendix product marketing manager for valves.

“We believe both valves fill a need in the trailer market. The SDS-9600 valve addresses the needs of a select audience – those manufacturers that develop trailers with spread axles. The SRC-7000 valve, on the other hand, fills a void in the market by allowing trailers to be designed with an economical alternative to the industry-leading Bendix SR-5 valve. This economical valve offering delivers superior performance when compared to the competition.”

When paired with the Bendix TABS-trailer ABS system, the patent pending Bendix SDS-9600 valve dumps a portion of the air out of the rear axle suspension and prevents damage to tires and frames, as well as providing improved protection for suspension components in the process by allowing the front axle to become a primary pivot point during slow speed turns. The system more efficiently refills the suspension bags above 10 MPH, protecting the suspension. Built for durable, reliable performance, the Bendix SDS-9600 valve is also approved by the industry’s leading air suspension supplier to dump the axle bags effectively while consuming no additional air during normal driving.

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It replaces the need for three separate valves having to be mounted on the trailer, enabling simplified installation and plumbing. The SDS-9600 is capable of delivering high- capacity air flow, which leads to quick suspension air exhaust and recharging.

The addition of the Bendix SRC-7000 trailer spring brake valve now gives Bendix two options to meet the needs of trailer customers. While serving as a cost-effective alternative to the premium Bendix SR-5 valve, the company said the new Bendix SRC-7000 valve is constructed from engineering-grade plastic composite material that virtually eliminates corrosion and subsequently extends the valve’s service life, even under the harshest conditions. It features a swivel mounting tank fitting that prevents over-torquing and possible damage to the valve during installation. Oversized internal ports and seals are also an integral part of the SRC-7000 design, enabling the unit to perform through more contaminants than any other valve in the market. In recent comprehensive testing conducted on the Bendix SR-5 and SRC-7000 valves, both surpassed the leading competitors for overall durability, passable leakage, and valve element breakdown.

For more information, visit http://www.bendix.com.

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