Eaton Corp. has formed a joint venture with FAW Jiefang Automotive Co., located in Changchun, China, to produce and sell medium-duty transmissions in that country. Called FAW Eaton Transmission Co. Ltd., the new enterprise will produce a complete line of medium-duty transmissions for trucks and buses. Approval from the Chinese government is expected in the next few months.
The Bendix AD-IS air dryer is now standard on all Kenworth heavy-duty trucks. The AD-IS is fully integrated and has a spin-off cartridge for quick and easy servicing; it replaces the AD-IS model. The new air dryer has fewer possible leak points and few components. Air pressure that goes as high as 135 psi provides extra braking reserve. www.bendix.com
Webb Wheel recently launched a revamped web site, www.webbwheel.com. In addition to finding information on the company's hubs, brake drums, rotors and spoke wheels, users can cross-reference OEM parts numbers. Product bulletins, brochures and technical tips are now available for downloading.
A washwater treatment system from Carbtrol enables fleets to get wastewater ready for discharge to city water systems. Solids clarification tank with sludge thickening hopper, oil water separator and sand filter are included. For more stringent discharge requirements, activated carbon, advanced oxidation and heavy metal removal units can be added. www.carbtrol.com
SKF/Chicago Rawhide has launched its new web site at www.vsm.skf.com. The redesign combines interactive elements with a user-friendly layout to service the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarkets. Included are interactive cataloging, extensive product information, and areas designed specifically for SKF/CR distributor partners.
Index Sensors & Controls has introduced a 28-pg product and parts catalog featuring color photos of all of the major products, conveniently listed part numbers, diagrams and cross references to equivalent products and old part numbers. To view and print a PDF file or request a printed or CD-ROM catalog, go to www.indexsensors.com
Fleets using the Wright Express Universal Card now have the option of receiving alerts when drivers make fuel purchases that are not within pre-established parameters. As Part of the company's WEX-Online management tool, Wright Express will send email alerts to managers when customized criteria are violated.