Phillips Industries Adds Swinger Gladhand Option to AIR-DEFENSE™ In-Line Air Filtration System


Phillips Industries Adds Swinger Gladhand Option to AIR-DEFENSE™ In-Line Air Filtration System

Santa Fe Springs, CA (June 27, 2018) The newest product development from Phillips Industries, the AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System, is the next generation of in-line air brake system filtration products. It combines Phillips’ original AIR-DEFENSE System and a swinger gladhand into one, offering the best protection for commercial vehicle air lines.

Obstructed air lines have the potential to cause dangerous safety hazards and expensive, time-consuming repairs. The original AIR-DEFENSE System with replaceable Quick-Change Cartridge was created to keep the trailer air line brake system free of debris obstruction. It is comprised of two components, the anodized housing and one-piece screw-in filter with an easy to see service indicator. The Quick-Change Cartridge features a bypass mode which ensures complete airflow, even when the filter is full. A non-resettable red indicator on the bottom of the cartridge pops out as notification for replacement, which takes just minutes.

The new AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System combines this same technology with that of a swinger gladhand. The swinger gladhand swivels 180° side-to-side, keeping air lines kink-free during use, and when not in use automatically returns to the seal to protect the air lines. The AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System is available with one of the following gladhand options: straight service, straight emergency, QWIK-E®, or the swinger arm without a gladhand for customization. Installation of the entire AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System is as simple and easy as installing a standard swinger gladhand.

Specifying the AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System is an excellent choice that will maintain unrestricted air flow in the air line brake system, ultimately reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

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About Phillips Industries:
Based in Santa Fe Springs, CA, USA Phillips Industries is a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced electrical and air brake system components, as well as electronic solutions for communicating vehicle data to fleets and their drivers for the commercial truck and trailer industry. Phillips’ products are standard on nearly 100% of Class 8 trucks, more than 50% of all trailers manufactured in North America, and can be purchased at virtually all premium distributors. Phillips has manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, China, and Europe. Phillips maintains active membership in key industry associations including TMC, SAE, Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association and various state trucking associations. Their manufacturing facilities have earned the top-quality accreditations including ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 as well as multiple prestigious customer awards from Daimler, NAPA, and many others.