Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems introduced its InfoLink option for the Enhanced Easy-Stop Basic trailer Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The new option enables the driver to monitor and control trailer functions from the tractor, is available for semi- or full-trailers, and is compliant with FMVSS-121 requirements, the company said.
"Enhanced Easy-Stop Basic is a cost-effective system that offers advanced anti-lock braking operations. When combined with InfoLink capabilities, the outcome goes well beyond the basics," said Jon Morrison, general manager of Meritor WABCO Vehicle Control Systems. "With the system, you have the ability to monitor and even control some trailer functions from the tractor."
Since its introduction in 2002, InfoLink was previously available on the Enhanced Easy-Stop Premium System (2S/2M, 4S/2M, 4S/3M). It’s now available on the Basic System (2S/1M) as well, so all end-users can gain the advantage of the communications capabilities to help meet the growing demands of their operations.
The new Basic model, when used in conjunction with the tractor PLC display, allows PLC messages to be shared over the constant power line between the trailer and the tractor, the company said. These J2497 messages are converted to J1587 protocol, which can then be used by telematic devices or in-cab displays. This enables the operator to acquire and display information regarding trailer tank pressure, axle weight, tire pressure monitoring/inflation readings, wheel-end bearing temperatures, trailer odometer, fault codes, trailer I.D., reefer temperatures and fuel level, slider pin engagement status or cargo door status, the company said. When properly configured, the system also can control trailer functions, such as lift-axle actuation and others defined by fleet customers.
When it comes to service, the Enhanced Easy Stop Basic system with
InfoLink option is designed to save fleets and owner-operators time and money. Problems can be diagnosed by drivers or service technicians without any tools or additional equipment, the company said. For more complete troubleshooting, repair or vehicle information access, Meritor WABCO offers advanced diagnostic tools, such as its PLC DataMaster or Toolbox
software. If the system requires service, it can be performed cost-effectively by replacing individual components (ECU or valves) individually, the company said.
Like the 2M Premium systems, the Basic system with InfoLink option
is backed by Meritor WABCO’s service and support through Meritor WABCO, ArvinMeritor’s North American Field Organization, Sealco Air Controls and ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Group. It
carries a comprehensive warranty of three years/300,000-miles parts and labor, the company said.
For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.