LOUISVILLE. ConMet said it added features to its PreSet hub assembly to make its new PreSet Plus system the “most advanced hub assembly” on the market. “We wanted to set the bar even higher when it comes to wheel hub technology,” said Mark Wagner, vp of Wheel Ends for ConMet. “PreSet Plus provides OEMs with a product that is even easier to install and makes it a whole lot easier for technicians to service.” The product announcement was made last week here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
A key feature of PreSet Plus is a new integrated spindle nut design that ConMet said simplifies installation, protects components during installation and removal, and aids in removal of the assembly during service.
The patent pending nut also increases clamp, improves safety, and eliminates adjustments required to engage a locking ring, the company noted, and a new bearing spacer has been optimized for the the PreSet Plus system to accommodate the higher clamp loads.
“While PreSet took the difficult task of bearing adjustment out of the hands of the operator,” noted Wagner, “PreSet Plus goes a step further by providing a self-piloting assembly that only requires the integrated nut to be torqued and a retaining snap ring to be engaged.”
Other advantages of PreSet Plus cited by ConMet include:
- All components field-serviceable
- Bearings pre-adjusted (no bearing adjustment required)
- Lon- life oil seal standard
- Magnetic fill plug available for drive and trailer hubs for inspection of metal particles in lubricant
- Simplified re-installation
PreSet Plus hub assemblies are available in aluminum for to aid lightweight spec’ing and in iron for non-weight sensitive applications. There are designs for steer, drive and trailer axles as well as for disc and drum brakes.
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a major supplier of engineered components for the commercial truck industry and is a subsidiary of Amsted Industries, one of the world’s largest transportation component manufacturers and one of the largest 100% employee-owned companies in the U.S.