The Sliding Komfort Latch from IMMI prevents unintentional seat-belt lock-ups caused by the movement of air-suspension seats and allows drivers more freedom to move without resetting the belt. An update of the original Komfort Latch, the new sliding version is offered with mounts to fit most commercial seatbelt applications. Go to www.imminet.com or 308
Roadranger.com's online product library is now available in a 2-CD set. CDs have sales, service and parts manuals for most popular Roadranger components, including Eaton Fuller transmissions, Dana Spicer axles and brakes, Eaton Fuller clutches and Dana Spicer driveshafts. Go to www.roadranger.com or call 888-ETN-INFO
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the 2002 schedule for its air brake training school. Topics include fundamentals of compressed air, air system failure diagnosis, ABS and vision systems. For more information about the $200 course, including locations and dates, go to www.bendix.com or call 800-257-2725.
Cummins has created a web site, www.tougheststandards.cummins.com, dedicated to information about its on-highway engines that will meet EPA's October 2002 deadline for stricter emissions. Users can get info on the benefits of cooled EGR and variable geometry turbocharging.
Champion Labs' Luber-finer division has released the latest version of Luber-finder, its product catalog. Available on CD ROM, it is updated quarterly and mailed to registered users. Features include principal and dimensional filter specs; competitive cross-references; light-truck and heavy-duty application catalogs. Runs on PC with Window OS. To order, contact Deb Couch at Champion Labs: 618-445-5411 (tel); 618-445-3107 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Or contact your local Luber-finer sales rep.
Dana Corp.'s Commercial Vehicle System's unit has published a new condensed specs guide for Dana Spicer axles and brakes. Products covered include steer, single drive, tandem drive and trailer axles, as well as suspensions, brakes and automatic slack adjusters. The guide is available at www.roadranger.com or by calling 888-826-HELP or faxing 800-553-9715. Ask for publication number AXSL-1079 (3/02)
Delco Remy America will market Xantrex Technology inverters under a co-brand to the heavy-duty truck aftermarket in North America. The Delco Remy/Xantrex inverters, which operate from a vehicle's batteries or alternator, convert DC current into AC power electronically. The line of inverters will range from 150 watts to 1,750 continuous-watt power. A low-voltage cutoff that safeguards the starting system is built into the inverters. www.delcoremy.com or www.xantrex.com
Unitized aluminum hubs from ConMet will be available on Hendrickson's AIRTEK integrated front axle and air suspension system early this summer. The company says it's a first for the North American market.
For information on early warning signs of wheel-end problems, check out the latest issue of “Tech Tips” from the Timken Co.: “Wheel-Ends — When and Why to Replace” (Vol. 7, No. 1). www.timken.com/techtips.
Haldex has introduced two new air dryers: DRYest and PURest. The DRYest includes an integrated turbo protection valve to prevent horsepower loss and improve fuel efficiency; it is described as ideal for system-purge applications. The PURest replaces the Pure Air Plus dryer and uses an integrated purge volume that eliminates the need for a separate purge tank.
Landa now offers a fully automated, self-contained washwater recycling system that is “virtually” maintenance-free. Model CLP-7034 backwashes filters, polishes standing water at night and dumps collected solids on a regular basis. New filter media removes solids down to 30 microns.
Peterbilt Motors Co. has added two new options to its TruckCare maintenance plan. Customized Preventive Maintenance is designed for fleets that have their own maintenance facilities, but also want to outsource some services. Under the second option, Managed Preventive Maintenance, Peterbilt dealers will handle all of a fleet's maintenance needs. www.peterbilt.com
Donaldson's new web site, www.donaldson.com, offers online purchasing, catalog downloads, and improved customer support.