New Product: AIR-DEFENSE™ SYSTEM

06/13/2018

New Product: AIR-DEFENSE™ SYSTEM
In 2016 Phillips introduced the AIR-DEFENSE™ System with Quick-Change Cartridge to the heavy duty trucking industry. Its purpose? To keep debris from entering the air lines and causing the potential for dangerous safety hazards and expensive and time-consuming repairs. Comprised of just two components, the housing and a one-piece screw-in filter with an easy-to-see service indicator, it was designed to be installed on the trailer side between the gladhands and air line brake valves. However, Phillips has taken the concept of this product to the next level by designing the AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System which is now available in addition to the original AIR-DEFENSE™ System.

The AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System is a combination of our swinger gladhand and AIR-DEFENSE™ System combined into one, offering the best protection for your air lines! Available with one of the following gladhand options; straight service, straight emergency, QWIK-E® or without a gladhand for customization, the swinger gladhand swivels 180°, side-to-side, keeping air lines kink-free during use. When not in use, the gladhand is automatically returned to the seal, protecting the air lines. The integrated AIR-DEFENSE™ System with replaceable Quick-Change Cartridge keeps the trailer air brake system free of obstruction from any debris that may make its way into the air lines at the coupled gladhand connection. The Quick-Change Cartridge features a bypass mode which ensures complete airflow at all times, even when the filter is full. A non-resettable red indicator on the bottom of the cartridge pops out to notify the mechanic or operator when it’s time to replace the cartridge. Replacement of the cartridge takes minutes and can be done in route by simply unscrewing the old filter and replacing it with a new one. And installation of the entire system is easy! It’s no different than installing one of our standard swinger gladhands.

The AIR-DEFENSE™ System, with or without the swinger gladhand, is an innovative solution compared to current air filter systems on the market today. Other in-line filters do not offer service indicators, are difficult to maintain and even restrict airflow when clogged. Additional alternatives to an in-line air filter system include the use of gladhand screens which are easy to forget during service and also obstruct airflow when clogged. Spec’ing the AIR-DEFENSE™ Swinger System avoids the hassle that comes with other products available on the market today and maintains unrestricted air flow in the air line brake system.