Phillips Industries Adds Two New Gladhand Options to AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System


Phillips Industries Adds Two New Gladhand Options to AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System

Santa Fe Springs, CA (August 13, 2018) Phillips Industries has added two new gladhand options to their AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System. The trailer air line filtration system and gladhand combined into one, is now available with Phillips’ straight service and emergency gladhands with anodized bodies and stainless-steel connector and detent plates, providing the ultimate protection against corrosion.

The original stand-alone 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 AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System, combining the technology of the original stand-alone system with a 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, now with six different gladhand options, gives commercial vehicle operators the choice that best suits their operation. In addition to the two new anodized gladhand options, the AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System is also available with straight service and emergency gladhands with standard aluminum bodies and powder coated connector plates, the QWIK-E® - a quick exhaust valve and anodized gladhand combined into one, and without a gladhand to allow for customization.

The AIR-DEFENSE Swinger System with anodized gladhands will be an option for customers to spec under the Phillips UPTIME™ program.

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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.